Tag: Zlatoust

Foreshadowing for a Different Future

In September 1909 the famous Russian photographer, Prokudin-Gorskii, visited the town of Zlatoust. During his visit, Prokudin-Gorskii took the picture featured above. The image is titled, ” Weapons Cabinet in the Arsenal Museum of the Zlatoust Plant” by The World Digital Library. Zlatoust is located in the Ai River valley to the west of Chelyabinsk. It … Continue reading Foreshadowing for a Different Future

Three Generations in Zlatoust

This photo by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, taken in Zlatoust, shows Andrei Petrovich Kalganov along with his son and granddaughter. Andrei Kalganov, age 72, is dressed in a caftan adorned with medals. Noticeably, Kalganov’s caftan contrasts with the attire of his son and granddaughter, both of whom are dressed in Western fashion. This aspect of the photo … Continue reading Three Generations in Zlatoust

The Weapons Cabinet

Founded in 1754, Zlatoust became “a center of finished metal production, including armaments.” Metal work was so important in the town that in 1825 Pavel Petrovich Anosov built a weaponry museum dedicated to the armaments made in Zlatoust. Anosov was also the director of the “thriving” factory in Zlatoust from 1831 to 1847. Years later in […]

Zlatoust Factories

This picture interested me because of the juxtaposition of the church and the factory next to it. To me, it symbolized the move from a non-secular state to a more secular state. As George Freeze mentioned, the late 1800’s was … Continue reading

Zlatoust: Metallurgy Center

Located close to the Ural Mountains, the town of Zlatoust was one of the stops photographer, Prokudin-Gorskii, made during his trips around Russia in 1909. This picture depicts Zlatoust, a fairly small town that became an industrial center during the

The Zlatoust Plant: An Example of Russian Industrialization

In 1909 Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii began his six year trip across Russia taking many photos of the villages and vast countryside within the Russian Empire. One of the villages he visited was Zlatoust, home to one of Russia’s most productive metal plants. Seen next to the plant along the river is a prominently …

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Town of Zlatoust

Pictured above is the rail station in the town of Zlatoust from the early 1900s. It is in present day Russia, in the Ural Mountains region. This picture shows the growth of industrialization during the late 1800s and early 1900s in even the more rural parts of Russia. The picture was found at: https://www.wdl.org/en/item/5281/#q=Prokudin-Gorskii