Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Awesomest Image(s) du Jour XCII

Andrew Murray Howe V has an amazing collection of photos that his great-grandfather took while on a trip to Moscow in 1909...8 years before the Bolshevik revolution.  They document both the grand and the lowly and offer a glimpse of pre-Soviet Russia.

This is a cucumber street vendor:

And here are the upper classes at play:

See all 76 photos on Howe's Flickr page by clicking here.

[Source:  Flickr, via The Moscow Times, via Boing Boing.]