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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Lantern slide labeled Petrograd. Palace Square (Russian: Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St. Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance, including the Bloody Sunday (1905) and the October Revolution of 1917.

    The official seat of the government of Russia from 1712 to 1917, it is sited on the left bank of the River Neva, east of the Ad…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Lantern slide labeled Petrograd. The Palace sits on the Neva River and the Winter Canal is cut through the palace complex.

    In the reign of Catherine II a grand palace ensemble was created that served as an official state residence, a storehouse of art treasures, and also as a home where the Russian Empress spent her private life. Out of six buildings of the main palace (now museum) complex, four, namely the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage and New Hermitage, are partially open t…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Tolls taken at bridges frequently were used for church building programs.

    The first permanent bridge built across the Neva River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It connects Vasilievsky Island and the central part of the city (Admiralteysky Island). The original name of the bridge was Nevsky Bridge. It was later renamed Blagoveshchensky Bridge. After the death of Tsar Nicholas I, it was named Nikolaevsky Bridge (1855 to 1918) in his honor, and in 1918 it received the name Lieutenant Schmidt Brid…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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