Russian men

Photographer: Jean Monstein studio (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Date of Photo: 1860s
Continent: Europe
Geographical Area: Central and Eastern Europe
Country: Russia
Region/Place: St. Petersburg
Cultural Group: European Russian
Format: Carte de Visite
Size: 89 x 58 mm
Acquisition: Joan Evans - Donated August 1941


Studio portrait of three Russian men, possibly house-porters, sitting at a table, on which sits a samovar. One of the men is drinking tea from a bowl; another plays an accordion.

Research Notes

Research Notes - This carte de visite has been identified as a photograph by J. Monstein [according to the Latin alphabet, I. Monstein in the Cyrillic], taken from the stamped information in Russian on the reverse. Jean Monstein's studio is described as being located 'at the corner of Bolshaya Morskaya [street] and Nevsky [Prospect]' in St. Petersburg. (Translation supplied by Janine Rankin). [PG 06/02/2013]