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Reel Number: 220600-01
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1912-1913
TC Begins: 08:00:00
TC Ends: 08:22:40
The House of Romanoff (Romanov) Tsar and Tsarina of Russia 01Aug1912 Review of the Poteshny regiments from all the Russian Empire, from the Far East & Turkestan. Displays of military marching, gymnastics, balancing; Romanov children view from carriage. Nicholas on horseback. Nicholas w/ other officers. Krasnoye Selo - the place where reviews, training and parades were held by the Petersburg Military Unit. Tsar on horseback. 08:03:39 Firing rifles – military exercises. Tsar w/ generals & posing for photographers. 08:05:55 Charity - The Day of the White Flower. All over Russia collections were made to fund asylums & hospitals. The Tsar’s family w/ white flowers on poles march around poles, receive donations. 08:07:19 Charity event w/ society ladies & men walking, at garden party w/ wine poured; bazaar w/ fancy dressed people at booths. 08:08:52 Tsar w/ men in top hats inspecting plows, fields – agriculture. 08:09:40 May 1913. Anniversary festivities during the Sovereigns stay in Moscow celebrating 300 years of the House of Romanov. Ceremony laying the stone for the monument to the 300th anniversary of the Romanov reign held on the banks of the Volga. Tsar lays stone. Reviewing troops. Large ceremonial celebration & procession. NOTE: Festivities started in St. Petersburg in February & then spread throughout Russia. 08:13:00 Tsar & family on a pilgrimage to memorial places connected w/ the first member of the Romanov dynasty - Mikhail. Kostroma, Russia - POV from river of the Volga river bank, Tsar’s yacht past - crowds. 08:13:59 Tsar Nicholas leaves Mass at the Assumption Cathedral. Nicholas visits his ancestors home. Note: young Tsarevitch Alexei is carried by special attendant following a fall. Celebrations & parades. 08:16:07 Ceremony w/ Tsar drinking vodka in fron tof troops. POV from river passing yacht. Parades & celebrations family in cars; meeting religious officials. 08:19:08 LS of Red Square by the Spasskiye Gates. Tsar and Trasrina, family & members of the court go in procession behind church leaders to the Assumption Cathedral. 08:20:25 Celebrations of the 300th anniversary were completed by a visit to Novospassky Monastery in Krutitsi where the burial vault of the Romanovs is under the Transfiguration Cathedral. Party leave burial vault & the Tsar is presented w/ scale model of the Cathedral by the bell ringer Dolinsky. Oddities; 1910s; 1912; 1913; Russian Royalty; Society; Wealth; Fashions; NOTE: One continuous minute sold at per reel rate.
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