These photos I found in the online archive zhuranala "Life". In general, they lie there unsystematically, with a bunch of errors in the signatures. But personally for me their value is that they depict the Volga of the late 50's. I propose to make a short walk from Moscow to Astrakhan by boat along with photo correspondents of the American edition.
Captain of the ship "Krylov" P.A. Palkin
Wheeled steamer "Usievich"
While the ship is standing - you can swim and sunbathe
There is a raft dismantling
river Kotorosl' in Yaroslavl.
Motor ship Kuzma Minin goes on a cruise
Embankment of Stalingrad. 15 years ago there were fierce battles (photo 1958)
Passengers rest on the stern of the middle deck m / s Krylov
There is a passenger landing on the ship Ernst Thalmann
Motor ship Gastello. This is the first three-deck motor ship on the Volga
Evening on the Volga
ms Ernst Thalmann on the North river port of Moscow
ms Ernst Thalmann in Yaroslavl
The Volga sunset
Towing steamer Voroshilovgrad
New Gorky trucks are brought to the customer. GAZ-51, as well as the type ship "Big Volga" - the natives of Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod)
on a raid
river port in Kuybishev (Samara)
Kuibyshev river station, the cover of a set of postcards early 80-ies
steam ship Vladimir Uljanov-Lenin. Build in 1913, Decommissioned in 1965
Northern river station in Moscow. And on the contrary - a clean field.
Diesel electric motor ship Kazakhstan
Towing of sailing yachts along the Moscow-Volga channel
A monument to JV Stalin at the entrance to the Volga-Doska canal in Stalingrad. The monument was dismantled in 1961.
Kuibyshev. The orchestra rehearses.
Kuibyshev, the sanatorium. Chkalov (former mud baths). At present, the water level is higher - the photo was made at a time when the hydroelectric power station in Balakovo was still under construction
A complex of sanatoriums. Sanatorium them. Chkalov - the far right
Ferry. On the deck - GAZ-51, ZiS-5V, UralZIS-355
Checking documents on the city beach. In the background - a wooden motor boat - earlier such in a multitude transported people across the Volga.
Some have survived to this day:
old river station in Kuybishev
HPP them. Lenin (now Zhigulevskaya HPP) - a rally on the occasion of the launch of the first hydroelectric unit
Gorky, the construction of the summer theater. He was on the Volga slope, under the hotel Russia, to the right of the Chkalov ladder. Around 2000 he was burned.
Gorky. The dismantled piece of the wall and the place where the Zachatiev Tower stood
Shipment of timber in small batches
steamer Zlatovyrsky in Yaroslavl
Astrakhan. Entrance to the Park of Culture and Rest. The poster "Quiet Flows the Don" hangs not without reason. In 1958 Sergey Gerasimov's "Quiet Flows the Don" came to the forefront, the main roles in which were played by Peter Glebov (Grigory Melikhov) and Elina Bystritskaya (Aksinya)
In the park itself, such a palace stood
The Astrakhan Kremlin
Pier Stavropol. Now it's Togliatti
Embankment of Stalingrad
Kostroma. Holy Trinity Ipatievsky Monastery. It is located at the confluence of the rivers of Kostroma and the Volga.
Kazan Kremlin. View from the square where there is a monument to Musa Jalil
Raft. The tug on the photo is of the RBT type, nicknamed "Robot"
solarium m / v. In the background is a tug of the Ozerny type (Ch-800). Now they are extremely rare on the Volga ..
M / w Academician Karpinsky (type Ozerny) in the region of Nizhny Novgorod. Taken from board m / s St. Petersburg, autumn 2008.
Alas, this structure did not reach us even in this form - Khusheutovsky Khurul. It is located in the village of Rechnoye in the Astrakhan region.
Kuibyshev. Dacha with elephants. It houses the shop of one of the pressure pumping stations of the city Vodokanal.
House-Museum of Lenin in Ulyanovsk
And in conclusion - a few photos of the captain of the motor ship "IA Krylov" PA Palkin (unfortunately, while it is not possible to find more detailed data)
The motor ship "IA Krylov" is a three-deck passenger and cargo motor ship of the project 588. It was built in the shipyard VEB Mathias Tessen (GDR) in 1955. Owner - OJSC Moscow River Shipping Company, tour operator - OJSC Mosturflot
M / v "IA Krylov" on the Volga-Baltic channel, May 2009
The ship "Ernst Telman" is a three-deck passenger and passenger motor ship of the project 588. It was built in the shipyard VEB Mathias Tessen (GDR) in 1956. It is now called "Caesar". Owner -, operator - Caesar Travel
M / v "Caesar" found here - http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/ok1966/view/121637/?page=0
The motor ship "N. Gastello" is a three-deck passenger and passenger motor ship of the project 588. It was built in the shipyard VEB Mathias Tessen (GDR) in 1955. This is the first three-deck motor ship that came to work on the Volga. The first two ships of Project 588 - Sailors and Chkalov - were transferred to the Yenisei River Shipping Company (Krasnoyarsk).
At present the motor ship is called "Alexey Tolstoy"
M / a Alexey Tolstoy in the roadstead, photos found here - http://antonshow77.ya.ru/index_fotki.xml#y5__id25