Friends, 01.05.1934 by Olga
Via Flickr:
Max Penson, photographer of the Uzbek Avant-Garde 1920s-1940s Colorized with the permission of Max Penson’s grandson.


We are delighted to welcome Max Penson as the latest addition to our historical coverage. The remarkable archive was nearly lost in the ruins of a 1966 earthquake but has been lovingly brought to light by Penson’s grandson.

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Sculptor Khaidarov at work, circa 1940.

Female Russian workers with rifles tilted forward in ranks at stadium, circa 1940.