But if this is not the Smolny, where to search? The archival files with lists of female students are the lists of the names for a particular year. The years of the girls’ training were unknown. 1907 could be the year of the beginning and the middle and the end of the study. And maybe this year did not have anything to learn?
If it is 1907 and, according to the uniform, it is the Pavlovsky Institute, and also issue on the photo was for a Grandmother, and not for the parents. Perhaps this is an orphan, and the Pavlovsky Institute was for the orphans. Any cases of the Institute from 1900 to 1917 had no the girl’s name. It was needed any other additional information.
In the best tradition of Sherlock Holmes a magnifier glass helped us. The uniform of each institute was strictly individual. There were cases where some form of educational institutions borrowed money from other educational institutions. But this rarely happened.
Under a magnifying glass we noticed that on the apron at the bottom there are three horizontal assembly. There were seen all the materials about the uniform of girls at beginning of the XX century. And a coincidence was met — Elizabeth Institute. View the location of the studio. Fortunately, on a piece of cardboard under the photo master have wrote his name. As a result, the institute and Photo Workshop were nearby.
The validation of the archive has proved, girl really studied at the Institute for Noble Maidens. But not in the Smolny, in Elizabeth’s.
A further search revealed that the girl was from a wealthy merchant family. Members of this family occupied a fairly large local office.
Further, we have found the private affairs of the girl’s father, as well as materials for both its grandparents. The reason of that is the mistery of an old picture…
Но если это не Смольный, то где искать? Архивные дела со списками учащихся девушек представляли собой перечень фамилий за конкретный год. Годы обучения девочки были не известны. 1907 год мог быть и годом начала, а также середины и конца обучения. А, может быть, этот год вообще не имел никакого отношения к учебе?