Pavel Gerdt in Le Poisson d’or, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1867.
Publicity shot of the original cast of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, St Petersburg, Russia, 1890.
Left to right: Stanislava Belinskaya as Clara, Lydia Rubtsova as Marianna and Vassily Stukolkin as Fritz, in the original production of The Nutcracker. Imperial Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1892.
Students of the Imperial Ballet School (today known as the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet) costumed for the Mazurka des enfants from the ballet Paquita, ca. 1900.
Carlotta Brianza and Paul Gerdt in the 1890 production of “Sleeping Beauty” by the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Olga Preobrazhenskaya as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nikolai Legat as Prince Coqueluche in the Grand pas de deux in an early production of The Nutcracker. Imperial Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia, ca. 1900.