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James Mack (1827-64)

Church of St Nicholas, Moscow Sep 1856

RCIN 2945151

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This beautifully composed photograph shows three figures balancing on floating tree trunks on the river Moskva with the seventeenth-century Church of St Nicholas the Wonderworker in the background. The central figure in full Highland dress, flanked by two workmen, is likely to be a member of Lord Granville’s diplomatic mission.