Benjamin Tzvi Glass was born in Mogilev-Podolsky, Venitsya, Ukraine.
Mogilev-Podolsky lies on the border with Moldova, along the Dniester River.
See on Google Maps here.
JewishGen has created a shtetl page with information and photographs, here.
This valuable information was discovered when I came across an old cameo on cardboard in my great-uncle Joe’s photographs.
A Russian friend in my Oxford college was kind enough to translate the photographer’s text:
Artistic Photography by G. Wasserman, ex-member of Paris National Academy. Mogilev-Podolsk. Agricultural and Commercial and Manufacturing. Negatives are stored to reprint orders. No. of the negative___year
With the information I found at The Museum of Family History, this is a cameo that was likely printed in the 1870s-80s. (Though I haven’t found information to support this hunch, I am actually wondering if it wasn’t taken a bit later, considering the location of Mogilev-Podolsky.) As such, I assume that this is a picture of Aaron’s mother, Benjamin Tzvi’s wife, although there is a chance this could be a picture of Aaron’s sister, if he had one.