Russian State Employee cabinet photo with inscription to a
friend, dated New Year's Day 1902. Clear images for imperial
badge aficionados and collectors.
Approximately 4" in width, overall height is approx. 6", the
height of the image is 5 ½ ". Wears his departmental uniform
with a diamond-shaped University graduation badge and, below
it, a badge for membership in the society for Guardianship
of People's Sobriety on the right side of the tunic.
The verso boasts a large elaborate ornamental lithographic
motif with lettering "Photo studio of U. Ritters, Moscow,
Petrovka, Kuznetskiy Pereulok, house of Abatskiy. Negatives
are preserved". Handwritten on the back in black ink, "To my
friend and buddy in memory of the time spent together. B.
Kukharenko, January 1, 1902". The bottom of the cardboard
backing carries the name and address of the owner of the
photo studio: "U. Ritters, Moscow, Petrovka, Kuznetskiy
Good condition. There is scuffing in the center of the