Emperor Nicholas II: Rare Photos from Family Albums
May 6/19 marked 150 years since the birth of the holy Passion-bearer Tsar Nicholas II. We here present rare photographs of the tsar from 1907 to 1915 from six family albums that were taken abroad by the empress’ lady-in-waiting Anna Vyrubova. In 1937, these albums were sold to Yale University student Robert Brewster, who gave them to the university in 1951. From that time, they were kept in Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Some time ago, the Romanov archives were scanned and uploaded for public access.