Saint Petersburg: Vezenberg i Ko, [1900s]. 16,5x11 cm. Albumen photo mounted on cardboard paper with a printed workshop’s signature. Very good. Stamp of pre-revolutionary Daziaro
shop on the back side along with the pencil note in Russian: ‘Darvin’.
This is a reproduction of the well-known portrait of Charles Darwin in 1874 that was printed in Saint Petersburg. The photography enterprise of Jacob Wesenberg appeared in Saint Petersburg in 1865. After him, the studio was run by different people and moved to other buildings, but the title was the same. In 1900-1912, Henrich Wesenberg located this studio at Voznesensky Ave, 32. He was well known as a producer of photographic portraits of the Russian and foreign personages. Darwinism had a profound influence in Russia not only on the different sciences, but also on philosophy, economic and political thought, and the great literature of the period. This portrait was probably illegally reproduced and then copies were sold in stores for admirers of the scholar and public in general.
Not in the Worldcat.