The Scrapbooks of Tsarist Russia is comprised of five scrapbooks which contain newspaper clippings, postcards, and photographs documenting people, activities, and events pertaining to the Russian Empire between 1841 and 1917. The scrapbooks were compiled by an unknown person and primarily employ the Russian language with French and English languages also appearing. All five scrapbooks were digitized.

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  • Military exercises 

    Creator(s):Unidentified compiler
    Date:circa 1880s-circa 1910s
    Format:scrapbooks
    The scrapbooks contains drawings and newspaper clippings of Russian and French military exercises. Some of the items are identified in French.
  • Russo-Japanese War and World War I 

    Creator(s):Unidentified compiler
    Date:1904-1914
    Format:scrapbooks
    The scrapbook contains postcards, newspaper clippings, and photographs of the Russo-Japanese War and World War I. Some materials are identified in Russian, with a few in English and Japanese. Most items are not identified. ...
  • Russian life 

    Creator(s):Unidentified compiler
    Date:undated
    Format:scrapbooks
    The scrapbook contains historic postcards detailing Russian customs and activities.
  • Religious and patriotic cards 

    Creator(s):Unidentified compiler
    Date:circa 1841-1965
    Format:scrapbooks
    The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and postcards depicting religious and patriotic events and ceremonies.
  • Russia's rulers 

    Creator(s):Unidentified compiler
    Date:circa 1800s-1917
    Format:scrapbooks
    The scrapbook contains postcards and newspaper clippings showing various rulers of Russia from 1613-1917. The majority are members of the Romanov family dynasty.