The film is dedicated to the main stages of the creative quest of A.P. Chekhov. Photos of A.P. Chekhov from different periods of his life: family portraits, in a group of friends, writers. Photos by I. Bunin, L. N. Tolstoy, O. L. Knipper-Chekhova, L. Mizinova, F. I. Shalyapin, S. V. Rachmaninov, I. Levitan. Drawings by A.P. Chekhov, paintings by I. Levitan. Postcards with views of Taganrog. Monument to Peter I in Taganrog. Manor in Melikhovo. Photos of Nice in Italy. AP Chekhov's letter to PF Iordanov, a member of the Taganrog Council, regarding the dispatch from Nice of books for the Taganrog Library. Shelves with books in the library. Photos of Yalta. View of the mansion where A.P. Chekhov lived. Sea, mountains.