From our 'War Picture of the Week' Archive
Patrolling the Murmansk railway, Russia, 1915
Real color picture made near Petrozavodsk, by the Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
The largest part of this railroad was built in 1914 and 1915 by German Prisoners-Of-War. According to some reports so many POW's died that 'under every sleeper a German was buried'.
The photograph above is an digichromatography, made via an astonishing three-color seperation system (one glass plate negative, three frames), invented by Prokudin-Gorskii.
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