He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images. The high quality of the images, combined with the bright colors, make it difficult for viewers to believe that they are looking 100 years back in time - when these photographs were taken, neither the Russian Revolution nor World War I had yet begun. Collected here are a few of the hundreds of color images made available by the Library of Congress, which purchased the original glass plates back in 1948.
Absolutely amazing subhanAllah. I'd like to go through the original archive and find all the one's related to Muslims. It's like seeing those old paintings come into real life!!!!http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html
and link to the archive: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/prok/