Хризантемы (Chrysanthemums), 1894. Mikhail Vrubel
Mikhail Nesterov’s The Vision of the Youth Bartholomew
The Nobel Brothers’ oil wells in Balakhani, a suburb of Baku, Azerbaijan in the late 19th century.
The first oil well was mechanically drilled in the Bibi-Heybat suburb of Baku in 1846, though a number of hand-dug wells predate it. Large-scale oil exploration started in 1872, when Russian imperial authorities auctioned the parcels of oil-rich land around Baku to private investors. Within a short period of time Swiss, British, French, Belgian, German, Swedish and American investors appeared in Baku. Among them were the firms of the Nobel brothers together with the family von Börtzell-Szuch (Carl Knut Börtzell, who also owned the Livadia Palace) and the Rothschild family. An industrial oil belt, better known as Black City, was established near Baku. By the beginning of the 20th century almost half of world production was being extracted in Baku.
Bombing of Intendencia by Fernando Amorsolo
Berthe Morisot with a Fan - Edouard Manet, 1872
Portrait of French actress Mademoiselle Rachel (Rachel Felix)by William Etty, 1840s.
Wife and son of Hare Pomare, at Windsor Castle - by William Bambridge, 1863
Tehran’s mahalla (Jewish quarter). Photo by Antoin Sevruguin. Tehran, c. 1880-1900.
Child of the land, 1890.
Alberto Henschel, Moça mulata de Salvador, Província da Bahia, Brazil, ca. 1869.
1899 Martinique Native Woman