G. A. Pankratiev

G. A. Pankratiev, a Russian army captain and amateur photographer, produced an important series of photographs of architectural monuments and images of the city of Samarkand between 1894 and 1904, in part funded by Count Rostovtsev. Bookstores in Samarkand and Tashkent sold sets of twenty, fifty, and eighty albumen print photographs mounted on card, each of 11.5 cm x 17 cm dimension, and generally accompanied by a printed, glued-on caption identifying subject and locale.