Huked on fonix werx!
If you click on the picture, you can see the OP's real name.
Not for common public use, until about mid-1800's. Definitely not in the 1700's.Weren't cameras invented in the 1820's?
All they had to do here was change the date in the picture title. Not sure why they focused on 1700's.
Yes, or a multi-generation picture of an extended family reunion. Anyway, it wasn't taken during the time that the Russian family was supposedly propagating.
maybe its a russian '9' written like a '7' and someone , along the line took it too literally as in 'english' font as a '9' thinking that 7 is a 9....
quite possible no?