The South African Jewish Museum's archives (SAJM) Jewish Digital Archive Project is the digital component of the SAJM archive. It aims to maintain a record of Southern Africa's social, economic and political history. JDAP comprises personal narratives and special collections linked to organizations, local communities, and cultural events.
Portrait photograph of a man who is seated with his left arm resting on an ornamental table. This 'Cabinet card' was taken by P. Piotrowicz of Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania. In 1877 Piotras Simonas Piotrovičius bought a photographic workshop in Kaunas , which at the time was located in the Nikolajaus prospect. He made a contract with A. Strausas, who was a famous portraitist and a pioneer of fine-art and theatre photography in Lithuania. Piotrovičius was allowed to use the title of "Strausas Company" for a substantial fee and his photo studio thrived. During nine months of 1877 his studio carried out 1400 orders.
Photograph of a man who is wearing a three piece suit. This 'Cabinet card' was taken by J. Tyras Polski who was a court photographer - "Photographe de la Cour" There is an emblem with the Russian initials о.и.р.т.о.
Portrait photograph of an elderly man who has a beard and is wearing a kippah. He is sitting besides a table. This 'Cabinet card' was taken in Kovna which is the Russian name for Kaunas, Lithuania. The name of the photographic studio is written on the bottom left of the card.