Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pinkhus Karlinsky - boatman for the Tsar


This picture shows the man himself (Pinkhus Karlinsky) in glorious colorized detail. This is from a webpage with LOADS of pictures from Tsarist Russia. See more about Pinkhus at the Transportation page of the website. He served as chief of the floodgate on his part of the Volga-Baltic canal for 66 years.

The website is from the Library of Congress, and is called The Empire that was Russia

For instance, in this picture of Austro-Hungarian Prisoners, from the early years of the Great War, there is in the left hand corner an excellent image of an Imperial soldier, in the white gimnasterka (tunic), dark green trousers, and white cap.

Not that I'm thinking of Russian troops. Not for the Russo-Japanese war, nor for the Russian Civil War. Nope, not at all.

Honest, comrade.

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