Is this the family photo of the famous Russian woman who gave birth to 69 children?

A monochrome picture of a family has been going viral on the internet, claiming to be the family photo of a Russian woman who gave birth to a total of 69 children in her lifetime.
Family photo of Joseph J Smith
Family photo of Joseph J Smith

Chennai

A monochrome picture of a family has been going viral on the internet, claiming to be the family photo of a Russian woman who gave birth to a total of 69 children.
For the unversed one Mrs Feodor Vassilyeva I is from Russia and has gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between the period of 1725-1765. The second wife of Mr Feodor Vassilyeva has gave birth to 18 children. 
However, on examining the source of the picture, it was found that the information about the woman is completely true, but the woman in the picture is not the Russian woman who gave birth to 69 children.
The picture does not belong to the woman and her family. The original picture of the Vassilyeva family is not found. The viral picture circulated on the internet is the family photo of Joseph J Smith, who was the head of Latter Day Saints church. It was actually taken in 1904, which is way ahead of Vassilyeva family’s time. Therefore, the information associated with the picture is completely false.

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