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Officers in the Russian army at religious service in a public square before going to war ; One of the dreaded Cossacks ; Russian priests bless the armies about to march to the front.

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Title
Officers in the Russian army at religious service in a public square before going to war ; One of the dreaded Cossacks ; Russian priests bless the armies about to march to the front.
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

Army -- Russia -- 1900s

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1914
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ARMY-Rus-190
Topics
World War, 1914-1918
Armies -- Russian -- 1900-1999
World War, 1914-1918 -- Cossacks
Soldiers -- Russian -- 1910-1919
Prayer -- 1910-1919
Priests -- 1910-1919
Notes
Content: Title from folder.
Content: Printed on border: "The soul of Russia was stirred to its depths by the attempts to bring the southern Slavs under the heel of the Germanic Empires, and every man in the Russian armies entered the campaign fired by religious zeal, taking up his weapons as a holy duty. The ceremony photographed here was most impressive, with all the dignity and solemnity of a sacrament." "Russians are much more given to the expression of religious feeling than the more reserved nations of the west, and war sanctified by the approval of the Church in addition to being in accord with national sentiment is essentially a people's war. The blessing of the Church is a ceremony that lends the Russian soldier the zeal of a fanatic, and all history shows that such zeal gives a formidable strength to an army."
Source note: The Great War : the standard history of the all-Europe conflict : profusely illustrated. The Amalgamated Press Ltd., 1914) Hammerton, John Alexander, Sir (1871-1949), Editor. Wilson, Herbert Wrigley (1866-1940), Editor.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print : b ; 32 x 23 cm. (12 1/2 x 9 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix: 1742298
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17247134
Barcode: 33333159435201
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dccccff0-c538-012f-c78f-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1914: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Officers in the Russian army at religious service in a public square before going to war ; One of the dreaded Cossacks ; Russian priests bless the armies about to march to the front." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1914. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-e711-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Officers in the Russian army at religious service in a public square before going to war ; One of the dreaded Cossacks ; Russian priests bless the armies about to march to the front." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 25, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-e711-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1914). Officers in the Russian army at religious service in a public square before going to war ; One of the dreaded Cossacks ; Russian priests bless the armies about to march to the front. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-e711-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Officers in the Russian army at religious service in a public square before going to war ; One of the dreaded Cossacks ; Russian priests bless the armies about to march to the front.