March 29th, 2018


Ghosts of Zhiganov-2

A while ago I was wondering if the man on some pictures was Vladimir Zhiganov. Now, this photo is less of a wild guess: this has to be him, second left from the cross, the mustachioed man in a dark tie, looking straight at the camera. if only because this image appears in his book Russians in Shanghai.

The original caption: 'The funeral of lieutenant B. J. Korolkoff, one of the oldest Russian members of S.M.P., held on the 22nd of May 1932.
Похороны подпоручика Б. Я. Королькова, скончавшегося 22 мая 1932 года, одного из старейших русских служащих Муниципальной Полиции Сеттльмента.'

I am worried that the image quality in my reprint copy of Zhiganov's album is inferior to the original. I keep finding images from the book online that have better quality and better readability of signs, for example.