Siberian convicts working in a placer mine

Photo Details

Part of the U.S. Library of Congress's Views of people and places in Siberia from the George Kennan papers.

  • Photographic prints--1880-1890.
  • 1 photographic print.
  • 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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