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J. Monstein 
Studio portrait of three Russian boys, a tailor's apprentices, one of whom stands and two of whom are sitting on a trestle table, mending clothes. 
Carte de visite 
Pitt Rivers Museum 
Joan Evans - Donated August 1941, 1941.8.157 
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 printed 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]
These boys have been identified by Philip Grover as a 'tailor's apprentices', from a captioned photograph by Monstein of the same individuals in a collection elsewhere: (accessed 6 February 2013). [PG 06/02/2013] 

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