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Reel Number: 220599-01
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1900s,1909
Location: Black Sea,Livadia, Crimea,Moscow
TC Begins: 07:00:00
TC Ends: 07:12:24
Tsar and Tsarina of Russia Pt 1 of 4 02Apr1900 Palm Sunday. Russian royal family. Easter holidays in Moscow. Tsar Nicholas II leads ceremonial procession accompanied by Tsarina Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna & eldest five year old daughter Alexandra is 27, Nicholas 31. Grand Dukes following Tsar’s family in procession - Uncle of Nicholas II, Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovitch & his wife Grand Duchess Yelizaveta Fyodorovna, Tsarina’s sister - only time they were filmed together. Five years later Grand Duke Alexandrovitch killed by terrorist bomb in Kremlin; wife became a nun. They are followed by young Grand Duke Dmitry Pavlovitch, Nicholas’s cousin who became an accomplice in murder of Rasputin in 1916. 07:05:25 Tsar on horseback blessing troops leaving for defense of Port Arthur with Icon of Serafim Sarovsky - troops kneel before him. Tsar’s children - Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia & Alexei - play on deck of Royal Yacht - wearing matching outfits. 07:07:32 1909. Livadia Palace, Tsar’s Imperial Breakfast (?). Tsar’s family, courtiers & military VIPs exiting building, milling around & posing for camera cameraman asked them to go outside as low sensitivity of the film did not allow for shooting indoors Pre-Revolutionary Russia; Romanov Royal Family; 1900s; Russian Royalty; NOTE: One continuous minute sold at per reel rate.
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