Black and white photographs of Crimea of 1900 – 1915

Crimea. Photo taken more than 100 years ago

Night in Crimea. Photo taken more than 100 years ago

These black and white photographs of Crimea relate to the period of 1900 – 1915 of Russian Empire, and were taken by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov. In the early XX Sokornov was the most famous photographer of Crimea, participant and winner of art exhibitions. Vasily Sokornov was born in 1867. He was interested in painting, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. During certain period, he enjoyed photography, starting as photo editor at a photo studio. At the end of the XIX century, Vasily Sokornov moved to live in the Crimea. He settled in a small village of Alupka, bought his first camera and all the necessary photo tools. He took pictures of the Crimean landscapes and sold first postcards of Crimea.

Black and white photographs of Crimea. Photo taken more than 100 years ago

Crimea. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov, taken more than 100 years ago

Crimea. Photo taken more than 100 years ago

Black and white photographs of Crimea. Storm on the sea. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov, taken more than 100 years ago

Crimea. Photo taken more than 100 years ago

Black and white photographs of Crimea. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov, taken more than 100 years ago

Crimea. Photo taken more than 100 years ago

Crimea. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov, taken more than 100 years ago

Black and white photographs of Crimea. Photo taken more than 100 years ago

Black and white photographs of Crimea. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov, taken more than 100 years ago

Black and white photographs of Crimea. Photo taken more than 100 years ago

Black and white photographs of Crimea. Simeiz. View from the rock diva on Liman Bay. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov, taken more than 100 years ago

Black and white photographs of Crimea. Photo taken more than 100 years ago

Black and white photographs of Crimea. In the mountains above Alupka. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov, taken more than 100 years ago

Crimea. Photo taken more than 100 years ago

Crimea. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov, taken more than 100 years ago

Ai-Petri in the clouds. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Ai-Petri in the clouds. Black and white photographs of Crimea by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Alupka. Lion Terrace. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Alupka. Lion Terrace. Black and white photographs of Crimea by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Alupka. upper Park. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Alupka. upper Park. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Alupka. View of the Ai-Petri from the cliff Aivazovsky. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Alupka. View of the Ai-Petri from the cliff Aivazovsky. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Chaban-Tash Gorge near Alupka. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Chaban-Tash Gorge near Alupka. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Dead City Calais, near Bakhchisarai. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Dead City Calais, near Bakhchisarai. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Highway on the south shore. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Highway on the south shore. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

In the mountains near Yalta. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

In the mountains near Yalta. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Mountain forest at Duke F.F.Yusupov estate Kokkoz. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Mountain forest at Duke F.F.Yusupov estate Kokkoz. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Orianda. Arbour. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Orianda. Arbour. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Orianda. The ruins of the palace. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Orianda. The ruins of the palace. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Palace of Prince Vorontsov. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Palace of Prince Vorontsov. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Resort Suuk-Su. The view from the Casino. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Resort Suuk-Su. The view from the Casino. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Simeiz. Rock Diva and Monk. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Simeiz. Rock Diva and Monk. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Surf in a storm at Fisherman's Wharf in Alupka. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Surf in a storm at Fisherman’s Wharf in Alupka. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Surf in Alupka. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Surf in Alupka. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

View of the Alhambra. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

View of the Alhambra. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

View of the Gursuf and Ayu-Dag. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

View of the Gursuf and Ayu-Dag. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Yalta. View from the west side. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

Yalta. View from the west side. Photo by Russian photographer Vasily Sokornov

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