Russian Empire, St. Petersburg. Photographer K.K.Bulla (?), 1913.
13.8 x 22 cm.
Traces of glue and owner's inscriptions in pencil on the reverse side.
Bulla Karl Karlovich (1855 - 1929) was a Russian photographer who went down in history as the "father of Russian photo reporting". Supplier to Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna Romanova, court photographer to King Nicholas I of Montenegro, personal photographer to His Majesty the King of Italy, court photographer to His Majesty the King of Serbia. Bulla is the holder of a number of medals, awards, honorary titles and a cavalier of six foreign orders. In addition, Bulla was often honoured by members of the Russian imperial family, for example, he received a gold watch and, later, a silver cigarette case as a gift from Emperor Nicholas II for his achievements in photography.