Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Russian Imperial Navy ship crew members performing a comedy in 1904.
Life on board a navy ship is often rather monotonous. That is why commanders, who care about their crew, often organize various activities in order to avoid boredom.
In this photograph, taken in 1904 on board a Russian Imperial Navy ship on its way to the Russo-Japanese war, members of the crew have been performing a comedy for their fellow sailors.
As we all know, the Russo-Japanese war in 1904-1905 ended in a catastrophe for the Russians. There is no way of knowing whether these "actors" survived the war.
(The photo - here coloured by me - was published in the Swedish magazine Allers Familj-Journal in 1904.)