Author: Russian photographer of the 19th century lady Lidiya Konstantinovna Poltoratskaya
Source: The Internet, Bakhyt Karnakbayev
Location: West Siberia, on border with the modern Kazakhstan
Link to: Website
Comments from Bakhyt Karnakbayev:
Bride in wedding dress (colorized photo).
From the book:
Poltoratskaya L.K. Albom tipov i vidov Zapadnoii Sibiri [Album of types and kinds of Western Siberia]. Reprint edition 1879. St-Petresburg, Alfaret, 2010. 52 pages.
In the background there are falconers with the Golden Eagles.
There are more details of this book: http://tonb.ru/local_history/local_history.php?ELEMENT_ID=7829 (in Russian)
The FHT aims to establish a portal for the world's falconers and other interested parties to access aspects of the sport's rich heritage by linking existing physical archives, including international private and public collections, through the medium of an electronic archive. This archive will feature falconry furniture, works of art, books, correspondence from leading falconers and film and photographic material for the education and interest of falconer and scholar alike. We hope that, whatever your background or interest in our sport, you may find something of value through our archive to deepen your knowledge, understanding and passion for falconry and will help us, through your support, to preserve this precious cultural heritage for future generations.
Falconry Heritage Trust
Phone: within the UK (01267) 233864
and from abroad +44 1267 233864
Fax: within the UK (01267) 233864