A woman cleaning out her grandfather’s home made an incredible discovery.
Hundreds of historic photographs documenting a young Yale graduate’s travel to Russia during the start of the Russian Revolution have been discovered a near century later by his granddaughter.
Opening an old metal chest after her grandfather’s passing, more than 500 hand-painted glass slides have been found capturing a remarkable 1917 excursion that put him face-to-face with heavy-coated soldiers, machine guns, bunkers and gas masks.
Seen today fully restored after a near century of darkness, the slides were purchased in 2012 by Southern California camera and photo collector Anton Orlov.
Money well spent. The slides, more of which are at the link, are fascinating.