A Russia that isn’t coming back. Plates from albums that were mostly in Romanov palace libraries, and sold abroad in the 1930’s by the new regime. All of these images from the New York Public Library.

"A Present from Rival Sweden." 19th c.
“A Present from Rival Sweden,” from Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev’s “Drevnosti rossiiskago gosudarstva” [Antiquities of the Russian State] ca. 1849-1875. Collection of the Slavic and Baltic Division, New York Public Library. Image © 2003-2004 The New York Public Library. Fair use license. via http://web-static.nypl.org/exhibitions/russia/history2/full9.html
"Obrazok i krest." Plate 22.1849-1853.
“Obrazok i krest.” Plate 22. 1849-1853. Chromolithograph. Attributed to Dimitri Samozvants. F. Dreger, lithographer. Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev, author. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-131f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Zolotoe kadilo, sdelannoe po poveleniiu tsaria Feodora Alekseevicha." (Golden incense censer of Tsar Feodor Alekseevich).
“Zolotoe kadilo, sdelannoe po poveleniiu tsaria Feodora Alekseevicha” (Golden incense censer of Tsar Feodor Alekseevich). Nakhod. In the Arkhangelsk Cathedral of Moscow. 1849-1853. Chromolithograph. Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev, artist. F. Dregera, lithographer. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-12f8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Tsarskaia miropomazannitsa." Plate 42.
“Tsarskaia miropomazannitsa.” Plate 42. 1849-53. Chromolithograph. F. Dregera, lithographer. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-12fc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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