Content: According to Pierre Apraxine, "an album of 7 albumen prints encased in grey mounts embossed with decoration, and with printed caption: Academie Imperiale des Beaux-Arts - St Petersbourg, 1893. Photographie Internationale de Jongh Freres. Rue de Longchamps, 15 Nevilly - Paris (in French).
The album was bound by the N.Y.P.L... A red stamp on the inside of back cover: Mar 8 - 1934. Group portraits of students and teachers at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts. End of the year type of group portraits: the students (pl. 1-4) sitting and standing up to 6 rows. The professors (pl. 5-7) in smaller group and closer, up to 3 rows. Plate 1 and 2 show only men among students. Plate 3 and 4 show some women (7 out of a total of 55, and 7 out of 62). There are no women among the teachers. The photographs have no aesthetic interest, only an iconographic one, or as a document on the Academy.
Mounts and prints in good condition, but surface abrasions on pl. 4. The mounts are getting loose from the binding."