Photos from Russia in the early 1900s
What's amazing about these photos is that in most of them, the world and the people look thoroughly modern. Only the clothes are different. To me, some of them are shocking, as if I just turned a corner, and there was a couple of peasants walking down the street. I think it has to do with the color; typically photos from this long ago have a hazy, faraway look and color.
This makes me think about how differently I imagine the ancient world. In a way, the idea that they lived in the same world as we do is hard to swallow.