Russian Color Photographs From Over 100 Years Ago
The Library of Congress (LOC) contains a wonderful collection of old color photographs from over 100 years ago of various aspects of life in Russia. Regarding the photo above, LOC describes it as:
The Emir of Bukhara, Alim Khan (1880-1944), poses solemnly for his portrait, taken in 1911 shortly after his accession. As ruler of an autonomous city-state in Islamic Central Asia, the Emir presided over the internal affairs of his emirate as absolute monarch, although since the mid-1800s Bukhara had been a vassal state of the Russian Empire. With the establishment of Soviet power in Bukhara in 1920, the Emir fled to Afghanistan where he died in 1944.
Find more pictures at The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated: The Empire That Was Russia at the Library of Congress website.