Bolshevik leaders, Tomsk (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Bolshevik leaders, Tomsk

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 4879-13


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    • 07/Jan/2017 08:08:51

    This is apparently the photo described in Catalogue of Official A.E.F. Photographs (1919): "76408. Captured ringleaders of the Tomsk Government. Bolshevik government heads who were imprisoned by the Czechs at Ekaterinburg, Russia. Left to right are shown the secretary who promoted Bolshevik propaganda, the town commissaire, and the chief justice. The girl stenographer is also shown. They have all been executed. 1918. "

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    Arden (LOC P&P)

    • 12/Jan/2017 13:54:26

    Thank you Art Siegel. We will add the information from the Catalogue of Official A.E.F. Photographs caption to our description when we update.

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    • 15/Jan/2017 03:00:29

    The sun., April 20, 1919, Section 5 Pictorial Review, Image 56 printed this photo with the caption: "Ringleaders of the Bolshevik plot in the Tomsk Government in Russia who were imprisoned by the Czechs at Ekaterinburg. The photograph was taken shortly before they were executed for spreading Bolshevist propaganda."

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    • 23/Jan/2017 19:09:36

    Another (cropped) publication, in Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 7, April 18, 1919: " BOLSHEVIK GOVERNMENT HEADS WHO WERE EXECUTED TWENTY-FOUR PICTURE WAS TAKEN These are the captured ringleaders of the Tomsk government. They are bolshevik government heads who were imprisoned by the Czechs at Ekaterinburg, Russia. The four principals in the foreground are (from left to light) the secretary who promoted Bolshevik propaganda, the town commisaire and the girl stenographer, while immediately above her to the right is the chief Justice. The entire quartet were executed 24 hours after this picture was taken. "