Russian Educator in St. Petersburg

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This Cabinet card photo is of a Russian teacher or administrater of a Learning Institution founded under the auspices of Emperor Alexander I or Emperor Nicholas I, circa 1900. The photographer is Alexander Semenenko Photo Studio in St. Petersburg. The reverse of the card  has images of two awards in photography exhibitions of 1883 and 1889.

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  1. I have a photo, taken in 1909 from this photography studio, of my grand-father, Leonide Vassilieff Vassilievich (1906-1960), who moved to France in 1923. Would anybody have any information about this studio, the photographer or some possible archives?


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