These pictures of Nizhny Novgorod taken during the 1890-1900s show how difficult life of the poor was at that time.
The district of Nizhny Novgorod where the ragged, tramps, loaders and ship’s workers dwelt.
In front of the Bugrov flophouse.
Waiting for work.
A working artel (a cooperative association of craftsmen living and working together).
Inside a house of diligence.
A market of old clothes and things.
The stall of a junkman.
Collecting money for struggling against tuberculosis.
Cab drivers near the bridge across the Oka.
A railway station. Before the arrival of a train.
In a lobby of the State Bank.