Russian Bazaar Lures Throngs of Buyers


Big Crowd Attends Unique Sale at Orthodox Cathedral.

Shoppers’ roads led yesterday to the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Green Street and Van Ness Avenue, where the three days’ sale of Russian peasant work, laces, embroideries, metal ware and miniature copyings was opened by the members of the ladies auxiliary of the cathedral.

Crowds of purchasers thronged the picturesque "salesroom." Bits of rare needlework, linens, lace work, novel designs in hand hammered copper and brass; toys made in the cottages of remote Russian villages were ranged in tempting display.

Tea was served, pretty girls in the costumes of Russia, Greece and Servia, adding to the foreign color which pervaded the entire affair. During the evening a programme of music and dramatic readings varied by dances, both old and modern, was presented by local artists.

The bazaar, which is open to the general public, will continue to-day and to-morrow, both afternoon and evening.

A special feature is a display of "icons," miniatures of the work of famous Russian artists.

Among the women interested in the three days’ sale are: Mesdames A. Constantine, president of the society; V. V. Alexandrof, Van Vales, Churich, N. Obradovich, Rohimovich, Metropolsky, S. Angel and as many more.

The San Francisco Examiner, Thursday, April 2, 1914, p. 11:5

Reprinted in the Holy Trinity Cathedral LIFE, Vol. 6, No. 8, April 1999