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Photograph taken of Anna Larina as a young woman.

Black and White photograph of railroad tracks running down the center of the image. In the background five men stand posed behind a wheeled dolly loaded with lumber. They are surrounded by stacks of lumber and wooden buildings. A sixth man stands on the far left.

Black and white photograph of prisoners standing on logs in the middle of a stream. After sending logs downstream to their destination, prisoners use long poles to gather the logs together and retrieve them from the water. This work could be incredibly cold and often dangerous to a prisoner's health.


Black and white photograph of five men working in a forest clearing. The make shift board path for pushing the wheelbarrel through the soft earth is apparent.


Black and white photograph of two men kneeling in the snow on opposite sides of a tree, They are holding a saw between them. The photograph has writing in Russian in blue ink: "Sesterov with His Partner". Timber was one of the most important Gulag industries, and prisoners worked at it through all seasons with primitive manual tools.

Black and white photograph looking down a clearing to a group of dark buildings. Smoke rises from several places. A carefully stacked pile of lumber sits to the right of the trail.

Prisoners pause from their digging to pose for a black and white photograph. Wheel barrels seen in the foreground and unknown buildings stand in the background.

Gulag prisoners at work, 1936-1937.


Black and white photograph of prisoners digging ditches and working in the outdoors.

Photograph of prisoners at work on a large piece of machinery.