Tag: agriculture

Community Within a Divided Country

In 1861, Tsar Alexander II, Alexander the Liberator, had liberated the serfdom population of Russia. The once reigning feudal system had come to a halt and was replaced with the idea of equality. However, serfdom reform was not about a moral obligation but rather political gain. Alexander justifies his decision with a blunt statement, “It […]

The Melon Vendor

There is a photograph found in the Library of Congress’ World Digital Library of a melon vendor in modern day Uzbekistan. Please look at the image shown below… (Image found here) Taken around the year 1911 by Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, the photograph elegantly shows the stark traditional nature of the city and people of which … Continue reading The Melon Vendor