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Astounding 1800s portraits capture the diverse subjects of the Russian Empire

Astounding 1800s portraits capture the diverse subjects of the Russian Empire

Mashable - by Alex Q. Arbuckle

In 1864, young Ohioan George Kennan joined a crew of explorers scouting a possible telegraph route from the Bering Strait across Siberia to Europe as an alternative to a cable across the Atlantic. After Kennan spent two years surveying frigid wilderness and encountering myriad indigenous peoples, …

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