1911 vs. 2004

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Fabric Merchant, 1911

Blanket World, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 2004


  1. Posted June 14, 2007 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    I’ve actually been through the markets of Samarkand and the funny thing is that while the guys still look much like the man pictured from 1911, in additon to tradtional rugs they also carry their fair share of mass produced tiger, unicorn, and wolf rugs…

  2. Posted June 21, 2007 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    good one!

  3. Posted June 29, 2007 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Nice juxtaposition.

    I’ve been fascinated by Gorskii’s work for a long time. It’s amazing to see scenes from the early 1900’s in color.

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