Kherson

Bernstein House

Description

  • The most popular photo shop in the past, now a popular establishment

According to the “Government Gazette” in 1897, there were about 90 photo shops in Kherson, and by the start of the Civil War of 1917, their number had increased to 200. In 1908, the photographic boom had not yet subsided and reached such a peak that the newspaper “South” called this phenomenon is the main feature of the city - the constant opening of new photo institutions.

The most famous of them was the photo studio of Viktor Bernstein, located in a two-story house on Suvorov Street. Now there is a jewelry store in the building.

The room was equipped with the most modern shooting equipment at that time, and the glass roof allowed natural light to do its job. From the street it was clear what kind of place it was - new photographs were displayed on the windows every time.

According to the “Government Gazette” in 1897, there were about 90 photo shops in Kherson, and by the start of the Civil War of 1917, their number had increased to 200. In 1908, the photographic boom had not yet subsided and reached such a peak that the newspaper “South” called this phenomenon is the main feature of the city - the constant opening of new photo institutions.

The most famous of them was the photo studio of Viktor Bernstein, located in a two-story house on Suvorov Street. Now there is a jewelry store in the building.

The room was equipped with the most modern shooting equipment at that time, and the glass roof allowed natural light to do its job. From the street it was clear what kind of place it was - new photographs were displayed on the windows every time.

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HISTORY

  • In 1897, in Kherson, there were about 90 shop
  • Now there is a jewelry store in the building.

The room was equipped with the most modern shooting equipment at that time, and the glass roof allowed natural light to do its job. From the street it was clear what kind of place it was - new photographs were displayed on the windows every time. Bernstein offered a variety of formats: business format, small American, promenade, boudoir, salon.

They say that he pronounced these words with a special accent, "inherent only to him."

Time was turbulent then: power was constantly changing. Most of all, the Grigoryevites liked to be photographed, especially their chieftain. The photographer felt when new power came and put new photographs on the window. Only once he did not have time to hang up photographs of the Makhnovists, who then only came to the city, it almost did not "cost him his life."

Bernstein could not sustain such a life and left Kherson. But there was a man who was able to survive these times and continue the work - his student, Alexander Alpert, who later worked in newspapers and later became a high-level photojournalist.

But the story of the house itself as a photo studio, unfortunately, is over. He was replaced by a jewelry store, and today there is a cafe Rock Burger.

The room was equipped with the most modern shooting equipment at that time, and the glass roof allowed natural light to do its job. From the street it was clear what kind of place it was - new photographs were displayed on the windows every time. Bernstein offered a variety of formats: business format, small American, promenade, boudoir, salon.

They say that he pronounced these words with a special accent, "inherent only to him."

Time was turbulent then: power was constantly changing. Most of all, the Grigoryevites liked to be photographed, especially their chieftain. The photographer felt when new power came and put new photographs on the window. Only once he did not have time to hang up photographs of the Makhnovists, who then only came to the city, it almost did not "cost him his life."

Bernstein could not sustain such a life and left Kherson. But there was a man who was able to survive these times and continue the work - his student, Alexander Alpert, who later worked in newspapers and later became a high-level photojournalist.

But the story of the house itself as a photo studio, unfortunately, is over. He was replaced by a jewelry store, and today there is a cafe Rock Burger.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The room was equipped with the most modern shooting equipment at that time.
  • The room was equipped with the most modern shooting equipment at that time.