Torgovye riady na Krasnoi ploshchadi v Moskvie.

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

Razmadze, A. S. (Writer of accompanying material)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Place: Kiev
Publisher: Izd. pravlenii obshchestv verkhnikh i srednikh riadov.
Library locations
General Research Division
Shelf locator: **ZZ-31382
Torgovye riady (Moscow)
Professional associations -- Moscow (R.S.F.S.R.)
Ownership: Marking: "PERL. JUN 18 1931"; "19"; "Not in L. C. P.I."
Content: Foto-litho-tip. zavedenie S.V. Kulzhenko.
Content: 64 p. plates. Text with ornamental borders. Presented to Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich. Plates printed on both sides. 64 pages of text includes list of participants. Bound in white leather, with gilt embossment and pages. Reproductions of photographs by E. Simonov, and of other illustrations. Describes work on shops on Red Square in Moscow, undertaken in 1888.
Text within ornamental borders. Plates printed on both sides.
Physical Description
Extent: 34 mounted reproductions of photographs ; 38 1/2 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11614119
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 42c24900-c6df-012f-fd22-58d385a7bc34
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