Tag: railroads

A War with China

In 1927, Chiang Kai-shek had mostly suppressed the Chinese Communists and solidified much of China underneath a single government based out of Nanjing. Now he began to set his sights upon Manchuria, severing ties with the Soviets who had much already invested in Manchuria. The Soviets managed and exercised their complete control of the Chinese Eastern … Continue reading A War with China

The Empire that was Russia

The above photograph, taken in 1915, pictures the photographer, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, and “two men in Cossak dress seated on the ground.” Prokudin-Gorskii was a Russian photographer famous for his depictions of railroads, waterways, bridges, and roads.  The Russian Imperial Ministry of Transportation hired Prokudin-Gorskii to photograph the construction of the Murmansk Railway during the First World War. … Continue reading The Empire that was Russia

Railways and Nickel

Railways were important in the early 1900s because of its extensive use in transporting various minerals, specially nickel in this photograph, along with transporting passengers across vast distances. In this picture, Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii (right) had taken a picture with two pioneers that are in Cossack dress (left) which was taken in 1915. Prokudin-Gorskii had taken […]