A very rare large original photo of the Imperial Family, with guests from the Imperial German Family, at Spala, the Tsar,s hunting lodge, in Poland. Prince Henry of Prussia ( younger brother of Wilhelm II, along with his wife, Princess Irene, sister of The Empress Alexandra .
Byelovvyezh Hunting Lodge near Spala, Poland; The Emperor liked hunting, but only as a simple distraction, a rest, as a chance to enjoy the outdoors. He did not, however, love hunting for its own sake.
Grand Duchesses Olga,Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova of Russia,Princess Irene of Prussia and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia in Spala,autumn of 1912. "AL"
Emperor of Russia-On August 12, 1904, Nicholas' wife bore him their fifth child, a son, Alexei, who became Tsarevich (heir apparent). Unfortunately, the young child was afflicted with hemophilia, a disorder that prevented his blood from clotting properly. The gene was reportedly carried by Nicholas' wife, Alexandra, who had received it from Queen Victoria. Nicholas did not reveal that his son carried the illness to the public for fear of further weakening his royal house's influence in…