Found in America hundreds of photos of Russia in 1917

Hundreds of historical photographs taken by a student at Yale University, John Rahillem during a trip to Russia and Asia in 1917-1918, were found after almost a hundred years, by his granddaughter in her  home in California.

These photos were stored in a metal box and so remained unknown to anyone. In the box there were found more than 500 unique hand-painted  slides. Many of them show armed soldiers, as well as ordinary people. Most of the photos have explanatory inscriptions.

The pictures were bought by collector Anton Orlov, who reported the find to the blog.

John Rahill went to Russia in the fall of 1917, when he heard about the revolution. He armed himself with a camera and Kodak joined the charity YMCA, to help the wounded on opposing sides during World War I.