Siberian convicts working in a placer mine  family photo

Siberian convicts working in a placer mine

Siberian convicts working in a placer mine Prison guards surrounding a placer mine at Kara, Transbaikalia, where hard labor convicts are working. ... show more

Siberian convicts working in a placer mine
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Prison guards surrounding a placer mine at Kara, Transbaikalia, where hard labor convicts are working.
  • Transfer; Manuscript Division (George Kennan Papers); 1973; (DLC/PP-1973:080).
  • At the time of Kennan's visit, the Kara valley contained a chain of prisons, penal settlements and mines. Some 1,800 prisoners were held in the Kara prisons and penal settlements, not including between 600 and 800 women children who had voluntarily accompanied their husbands and fathers into Siberia.
  • Forms part of: George Kennan Papers.
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  • Gold mining--Russia (Federation)--Transbaikalia--1880-1890.
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  • Prisoners--Russia (Federation)--Transbaikalia--1880-1890.
  • Photographic prints--1880-1890.
Views of people and places in Siberia from the George Kennan papers
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