I thought it would be iteresting for some of you to have a look at these. For me it was a great surprise!
A selection: 
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B3%D0%B5%D0%B9_%D0%9C%D0%B8%D1%85%D0%B0%D...

The complete collection is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/f?prok:0:./temp/~pp_kkSb :
Just one example (a picture of count Leo Tolstoy taken in 1908):
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I can't seem to get there from here, Anton.
Mister Micawber.
I can't seem to get there from here, Anton.

Nor can I.Emotion: crying
CB
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The first link might not work for you because it uses Cyrillic letters. Try visiting WikiMedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org ) and searching for "Prokudin". You'll be presented with a lot of links, choose the first one (it refers to the selection of the photos that I was talking about).
As for the complete collection, here's a shorter link, which I hope will work: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/prokquery.html

You may want to go to the very bottom of that page and choose "Preview: All the Images". 
Ant_222As for the complete collection, here's a shorter link, which I hope will work: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/prokquery.html
Thanks. That link works for me anyway.
CB
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Fascinating view of another place and another time-- and the quality is so good!
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Some of them look so modern that I feel like traveling in time. Especially portraits of peasants, railroad engineers, merchants, nomads, and the many ethnic nationalities of the Russian Empire.
Wow, I couldn't guess the quality of the pictures could be that good.