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Album 1: At Home in the Alexander PalaceAlbum 2: Livadia & the Crimea Album 3: Peterhof
Album 4: On Board the Imperial Yacht Standart Album 5: A Visit to Abroad to Hesse-Darmstadt

All Photos are from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University

Anonymous Love Letters - $500

Did you know that really was a profession?  In 1961 you got paid $500 per letter, that would be $4100 today!

Russian Painter - Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov

Nesterov was one of Empress Alexandra's favorite painters, his picture of the Annuciation hung in the Mauve Room.  He worked for Grand Duchess Elizabeth in her Martha and Mary convent in Moscow.  Here's a bio.

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