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A view of the working waterfront of the Admiralty district, during the spring flood-stage.

"Kazan-Iunusov square and the house of B. K. Apanaev": A scene from about 1900 which linked the two Tatar merchant dynasties that had towered over economic life in Kazan throughout the nineteenth century--the Iunusovs (who had once owned this…

"A old-ritualist church and market on the shore of Lake Kaban in Kazan": A view of the southern shore of Lake Kaban which highlights Kazan's religious diversity. In the background are Orthodox cathedrals. In the middle distance the Haymarket mosque…

"General view of the city of Kazan:" The view from the Kreml at the end of the nineteenth century, looking out over the Kazan women's monastery and the northern part of the city.

"Tatar mosque in Kazan": A view of the Haymarket mosque (now Nuralla mosque), built in the 1840s.

"Gullies preserved from the ancient city of Kazan": this picture from the 1890s, intended to highlight ditches that marked the boundaries of the medieval city, also revealed a side of Kazan less often shown--the crowded and sometimes poverty-stricken…

A view of the Bulak Canal from the late nineteenth century.

"Kazan Tatar horse race": With the highlands north-east of Kazan reserved for use by ethnic Russians, Tatar holidays like Saban were usually celebrated in the soggy meadows south of town. This picture depicts, in stylized form, a Tatar competition…

"View of the greeting of the Smolensk Mother of God in the city of Kazan": Every year the Sedmiozhernaia replica of the Smolensk Mother of God icon--a sacred relic reputed to have saved the city from more than one epidemic and disaster--was brought…

Seen at the end of the 19th century, this building was once the home of Karl Fuks. Fuks was a German transplant who became beloved in Kazan as professor, physician and scholar. One of his passions was amateur ethnographic study of the city's Tatar…
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