Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century


With the emancipation of the peasants undertaken by Alexander II in 1861 and an industrial revolution, the influx of former peasants into the capital increased greatly. Poor boroughs spontaneously emerged on the outskirts of the city. Saint Petersburg surpassed Moscow in population and industrial growth; it developed as one of the largest industrial cities in Europe, with a major naval base (in Kronstadt), river and sea port.

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 19th Century


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