Supervised Birching

I wish I could identify the uniform of the bearded gentleman who is supervising this bondage birching punishment:

Vintage photograph of a woman tied to a spanking bench while being birched by a servant as a uniformed military officer supervises the punishment

I don’t know anything whatsoever about this photograph, except that 17 years ago I published another photo from the same set which my then-source estimated to date from 1890.

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  1. Fred commented on August 9th, 2023:

    The beard, coat and cap – even the painted-on door hinge – and the scene overall makes me think of the Russian Empire at the end of the 19th century after serfdom was abolished.
    Here is a period painting, and though the button placement on the coat doesn’t match exactly, the overall style of clothes seems similar to me:

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