Image:Turkmen man with camel.jpg

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Question about authenticity: How can this colour picture be from 1915?

  • This picture was taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, one of the early pioneers of colour photography.


Español: Hombre de la etnia Turkmeno con una reata de camellos

A Turkmen man posing with his dromedary camel. The photograph was taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii between 1905 and 1915. The sacks in the background are thought to contain grain or cotton.

This image is only to be used in articles. Do not use it for conversions or modifications. Use the losslessly compressed Image:Prokudin-Gorskii-01-v2.png instead.

The image is from the Library of Congress, call number LC-P87- 151x[P&P], reproduction number LC-DIG-prokc-20131. The photo was taken on three colour-separated glass plates. The three separate plates are available from the link below. In principle it might be possible to improve this image by aligning the colors better. For example, the camel's nose is blurred. See and for discussions.

This image is available from the United States Library of Congress Prints and Pictures division under the digital ID ppmsc.03980
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This photograph was originally uploaded to the English Wikipedia by en:User:Bogdangiusca at 11:25, 17 Dec 2004.

The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed):
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkmen people
  • History of Central Asia
  • Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 2006
  • Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 29, 2006
  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Central Asia
  • User:Cs/projects