WEB PUBL.- Turkestanskii Al'bom (Photo Album of 19th Century Russian Turkistan)
Posted by: Jeff Spurr <email@example.com>
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Library of Congress has done itself proud, and provided a great
service to the world of scholarship by making available image and
text of the Turkestanskii Al'bom, the massive documentary project
undertaken on the orders of General von Kaufmann, first Czarist
Russian governor of the newly-conquered territories in Central Asia.
Special thanks is owed to Heather S. Sonntag, whose dissertation
topic is this set of albums, and who, as I understand it, did the
cataloguing and provided the translations.
The main page succinctly describes the subjects covered, and access
to the images is straightforward.
Please access via:
NB: you can click on any image to enlarge it, then enlarge it
further by clicking on "highest resolution, jpg" or "highest
resolution, TIF", the latter really big.
Jeffrey B. Spurr
Islamic and Middle East Specialist
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Fine Arts Library, Harvard University
Fogg Art Museum
32 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138-3802
Phone: (617) 495-3372
Fax: (617) 496-4889
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