Pre-WW I Russian Cavalryman Wearing the Medal of the Swedish
Order of Vasa.
Measures 2 5/8" by 4 3/8". K. F. Voshenko studio in St.
Petersburg. Fashionable use of English on the front, "Visit
Portrait". Plain back with oval rubber stamp mark identifies
Excellent condition. Minor surface dirt comes from age rather
High relief buttons bear Russian eagles. Crowned medal worn in
middle of his chest is a medal attached to the Swedish Order
of Vasa and given to given to enlisted men for merit. It would
be interesting to find out how a Russian soldier qualified for