An Actor's Farewell

This exibition features photos by Mikhail Komarov, a theater actor and a native of Moscow, Russia. In 1900, Komarov graduated from the Music and Drama School and since then played in provincial theaters all over Russia and the Caucasus. In the Russian theater world he was also recognized as chairman of the All-

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Mikhail Komarov (1874-1955). Theater actor. c. 1900. [Михаил Иванович Комаров]

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Left bank of the Moscow River from the Dorogomilovо Bridge (Novinskoe and Presnya). c. 1900. Source: double negative glass plates. [Москва-река, Дорогомиловский мост, Новинская, Пресня, Михаил Иванович Комаров, Komarov]

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Smolensk Market, Moscow, Russia. c. 1900. Source: double negative glass plates. [Смоленский рынок, Михаил Иванович Комаров, Komarov]

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Mikhail Komarov and other graduates of the Moscow Music and Drama College in the back yard of the Church of Presentation of Mary near Novinskii Rampart, Moscow, Russia. c. 1901. [Музыкально-драматическое училище, Церковь Введения, Новинский вал, Михаил Иванович Комаров]

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Mikhail Komarov and other graduates of the Moscow Music and Drama College, Moscow, Russia. c. 1901. [Музыкально-драматическое училище, Михаил Иванович Комаров, Komarov]

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Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street. View from the town center before Stoleshnikov Lane. Moscow, Russia. c. 1900. Source: double negative glass plates. [Большая Дмитровка, Столешников переулок, Михаил Иванович Комаров, Komarov]

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Alexander Railway Station, old building, Moscow, Russia. Early 20th c. Other names: Belorussian, Brest Railway Station. [Александровский вокзал, Брестский, Белорусский, Михаил Иванович Комаров, Komarov, railroads]

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Memorial Arch and the square in front of the Alexander Railway Station. Moscow, Russia. [Александровский вокзал, Брестский, Белорусский, Триумфальная арка, Михаил Иванович Комаров, Komarov, railroads]

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A view of the Rostov Waterfront from Dorogomilovo. Moscow, Russia. Early 20th c. [Ростовская набережная, Дорогомилово, Михаил Иванович Комаров, Komarov]

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Awaiting attribution. Unknown town. [Михаил Иванович Комаров, Komarov]

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Mikhail Komarov and other graduates of the Music and Drama College in the back yard of the Church of Presentation of Mary near Novinskii Rampart, Moscow, Russia. c. 1901. [Музыкально-драматическое училище, Церковь Введения, Новинский вал, Михаил Иванович Комаров]

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Portrait of a man (father of Mikhail Komarov?) [Михаил Иванович Комаров]

Russia Theater Union and an active participant in the Russian Theater Society. Komarov took these pictures of Moscow and his classmates from the Music and Drama School at graduation, before he embarked on his career of a traveling actor and theater activist. For an unknown reason, he never returned to Moscow. These pictures are the actor's farewell to his native city, his friends, and the happy times at the Music and Drama School.

Photos: Provided by Mikhail I. TchuvanovThe archive of Mikhail Komarov .

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