Tiflis Flood of 1893 (Dimitri Ermakov)

The Mtkvari River (Russian: Kura) running through Tiflis broke over the embankments in 1893 (coincidentally, the same year that Ioseb Jugashvili, later known a Josef Stalin, arrived in Tiflis to begin seminary school), flooding downtown areas. Below is a photo by prolific Caucasus photographer Dimitri Ermakov, along with several elements zoomed in for detail.

View of the flooded area--note the mills located along the riverside

View of the flooded area–note the mills located along the riverside

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nothing to see here, folks

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