Views along the Mariinskii canal and river system, Russian Empire
Photographic survey of the Mariinskii canal and river system linking the Volga River with the Baltic Sea. Images document the waterway itself (harbors, rivers, rapids, lakes, canals, and islands) as well as waterway activities, vessels, facilities, and officials. Includes views of numerous cities, towns, villages, and religious facilities (monasteries, cathedrals, churches, and chapels). Also includes images of agricultural and industrial activities and equipment and some images of schools, factories, and cemeteries. Occasional images of local inhabitants, historic sites, and items associated with Peter the Great and other figures of historic and religious importance.
Title devised by Library staff.
Hand-written Russian captions accompany most prints.
Corresponding original glass negatives available for some prints, in filing series LC-P87, numbers LC-P87-5001 through LC-P87-5292.
Digitized images of items and album pages display with their associated catalog records in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.
Forms part of: Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ collection.