The Chikhachevs’ Environs

The following images depict areas around Vladimir province that the Chikhachevs frequented.

Countryside between Dorozhaevo and Shuia

View of Shuia, late 19th-century postcard

Train station in Shuia, late 19th-century postcard

Kovrov Street, Shuia, late 19th-century postcard

Commercial Street, Shuia, late 19th-century postcard

The church at Berezovik, Natalia Chikhacheva’s village of birth

The village of Berezovik (the manor house no longer stands)

The creek that ran between Berezovik and the Chikhachev village of Borduki

Church and house of the village Khomutovo, neighboring Berezovik

Nineteenth-century color photograph of Vladimir by Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky

View over Vladimir

Golden Gate of Vladimir (part of the old medieval wall)

Danilevskii Cathedral in Vladimir

Detail of facade, Danilevskii Cathedral, Vladimir

The Noble Assembly building in Vladimir, where Andrei Chikhachev went to hear the gossip

Nineteenth-century postcard of Vladimir province, front

Nineteenth-century postcard of Vladimir province, back

Monastery bells in Yaroslavl’

Rostov the Great, kremlin exterior

Rostov the Great, kremlin interior

Rostov the Great, kremlin interior

Rostov the Great, kremlin, interior frescoes

The town of Suzdal, with the old merchant gallery in the background, where the Chikhachevs shopped (contemporary photo, with reenactors in the foreground)

Outside wall of the St. Euthemius monastery in Suzdal

Cathedral inside the St. Euthemius monastery in Suzdal

Cathedral of the neighboring women’s monastery in Suzdal

Ivanovo, a city that was a mere village in the Chikhachevs’ time, but is now the regional capital and houses the family papers in its state archive