Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

7/8/2012

The peasants of St Petersburg: Fascinating pictures from the 1800s capture the gritty world of Russia before the Revolution

These remarkable pictures show the lives of Russian peasants living in the 1800s. Taken by Edinburgh-born artist William Carrick he was born on New Year’s Eve in 1827 and months later was taken to Russia where he grew up. He studied painting at the St Petersburg Academy of Arts and studied in Rome. for more click here

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