National Geographic : 1917 Mar
Photograph from J.C.Grew CORNER OF THE WINTER PALACE: PETROGRAD Since the completion of this royal residence under the direction of Catherine the Great it hasbeen the winter home of the reigning autocrat of Russia. It was finished more than 150 years ago, but was partly destroyed by fire during the second quarter ofthe nineteenth century. Facing the River Neva, it spreads over more than four acres of ground. On the west side is a garden laid out bythe recently deposed monarch.