The State Russian Museum,
The Stroganov Palace
Two hundred historical views of Moscow from the collection of the Russian Museum, first presented to the general public, continue the cycle of a photographic retrospective of “Journey through the Russian Empire” and are dedicated to the 870th anniversary of the Russian capital.
The exhibition presents a multifaceted image of Moscow in the 1860s and early 1900s. Its creators were the famous photo studio and famous photographers: “Scherer, Nabgolts and Co,” “Russian Photography in Moscow,” AP. Reinboth, I.F. Barshchevsky, I.N. Aleksandrov, M.P. Nastyukov, M.M. Panov, E.M. Simonov, K.A. Fisher, S.A. Baranov, V. Chekatto, T. Miterrayer and others.
The interest of Moscow light-recorders was extremely wide: creation of specific photographs and fixing of fragments of buildings and interiors, static architectural photography and dynamic scenes of everyday city life, large-format “august offerings” and democratic “open letters”.
Photographs executed in various photographic and printing techniques capture not only the missing monuments of Moscow architecture, but also the preserved iconic sights of the capital. Filmed often with different viewpoints, they provide the modern viewer an opportunity to see their former location, former architectural forms and past destinations.