Collection of photographs

More than 84 000 items. A rich in volume and diversity collection of art and historical sources on the history of St. Petersburg. The collection consists of two parts: photographs of pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary periods.

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  • Photographs of the pre-revolutionary period
    Photographs of the pre-revolutionary period  34
    More than 24 000 units The most important exhibits include photos of such famous authors as I. (J.) Bianchi (1850-1880), K. K. Bulla (1890-1910), C. L. and L. C. Lewicki, A. I. Denier, A. F. Lawrence, W. Classen, F. V. Nicholaevsky.

    The history of the collection of photographs in the Museum dates back to 1907, when St. Petersburg the ... 
  •  Photographs created after 1917
    Photographs created after 1917 34
    About 60 000 units. Throughout the XXth century the Museum has acquired or received as a gift the works of the best artists-photographers and photojournalists of St. Petersburg. In addition, the materials came from LenTASS, personal archives of residents and from customs. A large collection of photos of 1941-1945 was donated directly by military photographers. It includes works by famous ...