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Title: Prokudin-Gorskii Images: Color photographs from the Russian Empire taken a century ago (1909-1915)
Abstract: The color images included in this Web site were obtained by automatically registering three images, originally captured by Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ in black and white on glass plate negatives, using red, green and blue filters to obtain a color image. The computer program that combines these three images to form a color composite image was written in MATLAB by Frank Dellaert using computer-vision technology commonly used in 'mosaicking'. By clicking the links you can view thumbnails of the almost 2000 images acquired by the Library of Congress. Each thumbnail is linked to a larger version of the corresponding color image. We know that Prokudin-Gorskii intended his photographic images to be viewed in color because he developed an ingenious photographic technique in order for these images to be captured in black and white on glass plate negatives, using red, green and blue filters. He then presented these images in color in slide lectures using a light-projection system involving the same three filters.
Date Captured: March 30, 2006 - November 29, 2006
Archived Site
Subject(s): Prokudin-Gorskii, Sergei Mikhailovich, 1863-1944.  photographer.
Dellaert, Frank.  creator.
People--Russia (Federation)--1900-1920
Orthodox churches--Russia (Federation)--1900-1920
Historic sites--Russia (Federation)--1900-1920
Industry--Russia (Federation)--1900-1920
Agriculture--Russia (Federation)--1900-1920
Construction--Russia (Federation)--1900-1920
Railroad facilities--Russia (Federation)--1900-1920
Settlements--Russia (Federation)--1900-1920
Waterways--Russia (Federation)--1900-1920
Glass negatives--1900-1920
Expedition photographs--1900-1920
Digital photographs--Color--2000-2010
Language(s): English
Genre: web site
Access Condition: None
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Record ID: mrva0014.0005
Collection Title: Visual Image Web Sites Archive
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