Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

People on these unique family photographs enjoy life and do not suspect that their idyll will tragically come to its end very soon. They look like an ordinary pre-revolutionary middle-class family but we recognize the Russian tsar Nicholas II, his spouse and children.

Nicholas II was an ambiguous person but the fact he was an exemplary family man was confirmed even by his enemies. Photography was among his hobbies, that is why there are many photo archives featuring his life. However, these shots, taken a few years before the murders, are quite rare, they have recently been shown in the Science Museum in London. We can see how happy and full was the life of the Romanovs.

Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

Four boys including Alexey Nicholaevich.

Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

The Emperor and his relatives ended their lives in a cold basement of a house in Yekaterinburg. They were executed by the order of the Council of peasants and workers. All the members of the royal family, killed in July 1918,were canonized almost a century after – in 2000.

Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

The photos were supposedly taken by a tutor of English who worked for the Emperor since 1908-1915.

Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

Saint Petersburg, 1915.

Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

Among other children are two daughters of the Emperor and his son Alexey. They already knew that the only male heir of his father was suffering from haemophilia, it was a tragedy for the family.

Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos

4 thoughts on “Modest Life of the Royal Family of the Romanovs: Rare Photos”

  1. I’ve read in a book about the family that they were coming back from the Crimea on the royal train. They stopped in the middle of nowhere to add water to the engine’s boiler. It was taking longer than it should and it was a warm day. Someone noticed that they were stopped on an grassy embankment and also noticed they had large serving trays. Soon you had the family and servants using the trays to slide down the hill like they had snow. They were having fun like any other family.

    • There are just one Picture of the “czarina” in the portfolio, and that’s a blury one of her sitting in the back of a boat where you cant even see her face. It is their daughters on the rest of the pictures. I guess I would easily felled in love with Tatjana, their second one:) She was beautiful and very lively.
      It was a huge tragedy that their lives ended like it did, how could anyone shoot those beautiful kids?

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