vintage everyday: Old Photos of Daily Life of Nicholas II, the Last Tsar of Russia, in the 1910s

Nicolas sharing breakfast with his son Alexei in 1909

Nicholas II was the last tsar of Russia under Romanov rule. His poor handling of Bloody Sunday and Russia’s role in World War I led to his abdication and execution.

Nicholas II was born on May 18, 1868, in Pushkin, Russia. He inherited the throne when his father, Alexander III, died in 1894. Although he believed in autocracy, he was eventually forced to create an elected legislature. Nicholas II’s handling of Bloody Sunday and World War I incensed his subjects and…

Source: vintage everyday: Old Photos of Daily Life of Nicholas II, the Last Tsar of Russia, in the 1910s

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11 thoughts on “vintage everyday: Old Photos of Daily Life of Nicholas II, the Last Tsar of Russia, in the 1910s

  1. Did anyone notice in scanning these photos that, just like other un-elected leaders of the day, Nicholas had an inexplicable penchant for high, feathery hats, crimson sashes, broad epaulets and dangly medals he probably never earned? He looks like one of Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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