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Studio portrait of an elderly bearded Russian man, a peasant, shown 'in the act of crossing himself, just as he would stand in church'; he is wearing a crucifix around his neck.
Carte de visite
Pitt Rivers Museum
Joan Evans - Donated August 1941, 1941.8.134
Contemporary publication - This image has been reproduced as an engraving in W. R. S. Ralston, 'A Few Russian Photographs', Good Words, 1 October 1870, p.672, No.7, described by the author in the accompanying article as 'a peasant in the act of crossing himself, just as he would stand in church': http://www.luminous-