Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky is a photographer known for his colour photography. He received funding from Tsar Nicholas II to travel and photograph Russia, eventually amassing a collection of over 10,000 photos. He was able to take photos which documented Russia during the last days of the Russian Empire.
The caption for the photo reads:
Russian children sitting on the side of a hill near a church and bell tower in the countryside near White Lake, in the north of European Russia.
It’s amazing how even though this photo is over 100 years old, the element of colour makes it a bit more ‘relatable’ – the kids in the photo seem less like historic, black and white strangers and more like just plain, regular kids.