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    Black Actress in Pre-Revolutionary Russia. A wonderful pair of mounted photographs of an unidentified black actress with the first name Kiota appearing in St. Petersburg in 1912. Both have been inscribed to her sisters Hulda and Lottie. The first photo is inscribed and signed on the front, 3.5" x 6", (5.75" x 8.5" overall) bearing a blind-embossed stamp of a Russian photographer. The second image, 4" x 5.5", (7" x 10" overall), is inscribed on the verso and bears a photographer's credit at bottom right: "Leo Forbet", presumably of St. Petersburg.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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