Potsdam, 1909

I have finished my big painting (it is 36 x 59 inches). I made a small frame and gilded it and put it around the Stalin portrait. Then I took a decent photo of the painting with my studio lights. I hope the title will inspire some curiosity about the work. The photo I have worked from must have been taken around 1909. So Stalin was certainly not the dictator of the Soviet Union yet. The young family are luckily not aware of all they will experience in the future. I know some of what they had to go through, but I am hesitant to tell it all.

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