Content: According to Pierre Apraxine, "canvas bound album of 34 albumen prints +/- 9 x 6 1/2", mounted one on a page. Titled on cover in gold on red canvas (see above). The first page has a dedication written in ink to the Gr. Duke Vl. Aleksandrovich, signed by the photographer, identifying the exhibition as "the St. Petersburg Arts and Crafts Exhibition, with the others on the Nevskii Prospekt", no. 52, St. Petersburg, dated 23 May 1885 (labels with the photographer's name and address appear on verso of some of the pages). The inside back cover has a red stamp: May 24, 1934. Documentation on various booths and displays: taxidermists, cabinetmakers (several plates), metalwork, glass, electrogalvanization. uniforms, carriages, tents, flowers, etc. On verso pp. 8-9: Work of the artistic school founded in memory of Tsarevich Nicholas. A collection of unremarkable images--one interesting product: p. 13, a chair made out of peasant tools."
Photographs in good condition. Very brittle mounts with covers missing.