This Turkmen man wearing a quilted robe poses with a camel loaded with sacks, probably of grain or cotton. He was photographed by Russian chemist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, whose legacy is largely defined by his pioneering early twentieth-century work in color photography.

Turkmen man in quilted robe
Photographer: Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
Photo credit: Library of Congress; Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii collection; LC-DIG-prokc-10131