Helen Azar
Tsar Nicholas and Tsarina Alexandra in 1898
Tsar Nicholas and Tsarina Alexandra in 1898

Romanov family x-rays:  

In the winter of 1898 Dr H.H. Horne brought his X-Ray machine to the imperial palace in St Petersburg at the request of Tsar Nicholas II. Having heard about this cutting edge invention, the Tsar of Russia was curious to see and experience it in person.

Mrs Horne, who was also present during the photographic session, often liked to tell the story of how she accidentally bumped into Nicholas II after the X-Ray equipment overloaded the palace‚Äôs electrical system immersing them into complete darkness. (more…)

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ROMANOV FAMILY ON GUERIN-BOUTRON CHOCOLATE BOXES

It seems that almost every member of the Romanov family had made it onto the Chocolat Guerin-Boutron box! Scroll and enjoy. Read more ROMANOV FAMILY ON GUERIN-BOUTRON CHOCOLATE BOXES

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EMPRESS ALEXANDRA’S RING

Tsarina Alexandra's ring
Tsarina Alexandra’s ring

This ring belonged to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. It was presented to her in 1914 by an officer from her own 5th Hussar  Alexandria Regiment.   The skull and bones  (Adam’s head) was the emblem of the regiment and symbol of immortality in pre-Revolutionary Russia. This symbol was often used in Russian Imperial Army. Read more EMPRESS ALEXANDRA’S RING

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ROMANOV FAMILY: FAVORITE CHAIR

The favorite chair of the Romanov family - in all its glory
The favorite chair of the Romanov family – in all its glory

ROMANOV FAMILY: FAVORITE CHAIR

Based on photographic evidence, the Romanov family certainly had a favorite chair where they loved to pose. One can literally see the imperial children  grow up in these “chair” photos. “The Chair” was located in Empress Alexandra Feodorovna’s Mauve Boudoir, near the window. Not much commentary is needed here, so please scroll down this page and enjoy the Romanov family “Favorite Chair” photos through the years! Read more ROMANOV FAMILY: FAVORITE CHAIR

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