Cardonsky Solomon Borisovich
Was born in 1886 in Tobolsk in the family of bookbinder Boris (Baruch) Aronovich Cardonsky from the cantonists.
He became famous in the Soviet years in Tyumen as a talented portraitist, photo chronicler of the first decades of Soviet power. Portrait works and group shots on passepartout with embossed "S. Cardonsky" is well known to Tyumen collectors, local historians, history lovers.
At first, Solomon, as a second photographer, worked in Tobolsk, probably in the photo salons of Tsvetkov and Shuster. In the early 1910s, Solomon Borisovich married tobolyachka Doba Abramovna Karasikova. On January 30, 1914, a son Borukh (Boris) was born to Solomon Borisovich and Doba Abramovna. The exact date of the family's move to Tyumen is unknown. According to family legend, they moved in 1915-1919. In Soviet times, the Cardonskys already lived in Tyumen.
According to S. B. Kardonsky's own words, in Tyumen he worked in Shuster Photography, in which "all responsible work on photography was entrusted only to him." This work lasted for nine years with small interruptions. During the NEP period, Solomon Borisovich opened his own photo workshop in Tyumen. In the Tyumen newspaper "Labor Alarm" in July 1924, an announcement appeared: "An experienced photographer Cardonsky opens an artistic photo on July 15. Execution of works to increase portraits in ink and watercolor. Specially children's records were obtained. Full guarantee for the execution of orders. Sadovaya street house of Brovtsyna. Photographer Cardonsky". The address of the photo salon in the ad indicates Brovtsyn's house on Sadovaya Street (a wooden two-story house diagonally from the Agafurov store). The estate at Sadovaya house 32 before the revolution belonged to the Tyumen philistine Sergei Stepanovich Brovtsyn. At the estate there was a photo studio of V. S. Brovtsyn, built by analogy with Ogibenin's salon — with a glass part of the roof.
Lived at the address ul .Sadovaya, 30 (now Dzerzhinsky St., 40).
Passed away on June 28, 1935.