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[Original Large Photograph of the Moscow Kremlin Taken from the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge].
Ca. 1880s. Albumen print ca. 22x28 cm (ca. 9x11 in), mounted on a period album leaf. Brown ink caption "The Palace of the Kremlin" on the mount. Mount slightly waved, but the photo is in very good condition. This classic photo of the Moscow Kremlin taken from the south shows the Grand Kremlin Palace, the Armoury Chamber (Oruzheynaya Palata), Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Cathedrals of the Annuciation and of the Archangel Michail, and three of the Kremlin towers: Blagoveschenskaya (Annunciation), Vodovzvodnaya ("Water-lifting") and Borovitskaya. The stone embankment of the Moscow River and the river with three small boats are shown in the foreground. The imperial eagles (to be replaced with red stars in the 1930s) are still seen on the tower tops. The photo was taken from the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge which was built in place of the earlier stone bridge in 1859 and was demolished in the 1930s. The new bridge is now located two blocks closer to the Kremlin.