Pictured here is President Gorghendi Kahn in his study—in the servants quarters of the Ciudella. At far left is his wife, Viola, and in the center is his niece, Lotsen. Peeking around Kahn’s right shoulder is the son of one of the Ciudella’s Chinese cooks.
Considering himself a man of the people, Kahn initially refused to move into the Ciudella when elected president. For a time he lived in his apartment on Mokahava Street, but when this arrangement proved inefficient, he compromised by moving into the servants quarters of the Ciudella, also known as the Winter Palace.
Kahn represented Kuhler’s intellectual development during his college years and early career as a curator at the Easter Washington Historical Society’s museum in Spokane Washington. Kahn also embodied Kuhler’s revolutionary spirit and leftist political ideals. Scenes of Kahn’s family, including extended family members and friends, represented the family Kuhler wished he’d had—one that was supportive, loving, happy, and loyal to one another.