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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…

"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…

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…

A view of the "Rybnoriadskaia" fishmarket square, ca. 1900

A picture of St. Catherine's Lutheran Church from the late nineteenth century, as it appeared after its reconstruction in the 1860s. An earlier Lutheran church stood on the site from the late 1770s.

"The Main Tatar mosque in Kazan": one of Kazan's first two mosques, built in the 1760s. During the nineteenth century it was associated with the patronage of Kazan's Iunusov merchant dynasty, and came to be called the al-Marjani mosque, after…

"Kazan's Central Marketplace": The gostinnyi dvor was the primary marketplace in the city. Burned in 1774 and rebuilt with imperial support at the end of the 18th century, the market housed hundreds of shops. Most were owned by the city, and rented…
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