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J. Monstein 
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. 
1860
  
Carte de visite 
Pitt Rivers Museum 
Joan Evans - Donated August 1941, 1941.8.143 
  
 
LL/113133 
  
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] 
 

 
  
 
  
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