Domik Petra Velikago v Vologdie.

Collection History

The Library acquired the majority of the albums in this digital presentation during the early 1930s. Many were originally part of Romanov palace libraries nationalized by the Soviet government and sold abroad for hard currency.


Subjects include Russian Orthodox churches, monasteries, and ecclesiastical art; views of cities, as well as small provincial towns; secular architecture; tsarist- and Soviet-era political exiles; and the diverse peoples of the Russian Empire. A number of albums include portraits of the Tsar or the imperial family; state occasions, military maneuvers, and relaxation at the imperial hunting lodge are all depicted. Represented as well are military operations, particularly during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. Russian Revolutionary-era photos are extensive, ranging from the immediate aftermath of the February Revolution, to the Stalinist period.

Many of the imperial association albums-that is, those presented as gifts to the royal family-are of superior technical and artistic quality, and in several cases mounted in bindings that are themselves works of art, incorporating silver, wood, and other decorative elements.

Related Resources

Hee-Gwone Yoo."Holdings of rare photographs and plate books at the Slavic and Baltic Division of The New York Public Library." Rosia yongu (Russian Studies), vol. 12, no. 1 (2002): [323]-332.

Collection Data

Bararyev, K. L. (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1887
Place: S.-Peterburg.
Publisher: Tip. V. Kirshbauma.
Library locations
Slavic and East European Collections
Shelf locator: Slav. Reserve Photo (Domik) and *ZQ-1027
Galleries & museums -- Russia -- Vologda
Albumen prints
Ownership: On p. 1 of text: red stamp Perl. June 18, 1931.
Content: With it is bound: Opisanie istoricheskago ugolka goroda Vologdy i muzeia pri nem. According to Pierre Apraxine, "an album of 14 albumen prints approx. 5 1/2" x 8 5/8" glued on mounts with captions under the images, in the negative, stamped lower right: Fot. K.L. Bararyev (?) illustrating two booklets: 1) "Peter the Great's small house in Vologda, St. Petersburg, 1887, 30p. signed: An inhabitant of Vologda. 2) "...historic corner of the city of Vologda and its museum - 1885.5 June.1887" St. Petersburg, Anonymous. The two booklets and the photographs are bound in a black leather binding, with silk moire and gilt decoration inside the covers. The photographs show the House of Peter the Great, A general view of the city, the Church of St. Theodore Stratilate Two different iconostases ("from the warm church and from the cold one") several inside views showing vitrines, views of the square, garden, cannon, and a monument appearing to be going with the monogram of Peter the Great."
Physical Description
Extent: 30 p. : ill. (14 mounted photographs) ; 30 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11614131
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fbae0250-c629-012f-e3d1-58d385a7bc34
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