Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Russia In Pen and Pencil

I was digging around in the public domain archives for stuff on Russian history and found these pictures drawn in pen and pencil. These are good quality and can be very detailed close up.
I still need to read the text in this volume, so I am not sure what time period this covers, but some of the images are dated in the 1500-1600's.

Russian pictures drawn with pen and pencil (1889)
Author: Michell, Thomas, 1836-1899
Subject: Soviet Union -- Description and travel

Here's some samples:

Architecture 0092:



"Illumination" designs 0025:

Maps 0016:


People 0119:


This is how they rode horse 0162: - yikes! lol

Scenery 0006:


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