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Royalty & Politics

Jennie

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Lady Randolph Churchill, née Jennie Jerome, mother of Winston Churchill. Photo taken sometime in the 1880s.

 

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Original sepia photo.


Princess Beatrice

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Princess Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria, in her wedding dress, in 1885.

 

circa 1885:  Princess Beatrice, (1857 - 1944), the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria.  She married Prince Henry of Battenberg in 1885.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1885: Princess Beatrice, (1857 – 1944), the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria. She married Prince Henry of Battenberg in 1885. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Original B&W photo.


Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inauguration.

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Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, 4th March 1865,taken by Alexander Gardner. On 9th April, General Robert E. Lee surrendered, practically ending the American Civil War, and 5 days later Lincoln was killed. His assassin, John Wilkes Booth, is reputed to be in this photo.

 

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Original B&W photo.

 

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John Wilkes Booth,


Mary, Princess of Wales

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Mary, Princess of Wales, attending the coronation of her father in law, Edward VII, on 9th August 1902.

 

1902 Princess Mary's gown for Edward VII's coronation

Original B&W photo.


The Calm Before the Storm

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Tsar Nicholas II (left) and his cousin the Prince of Wales (the future George V), during a brief family holiday in August 1909 on the Isle of Wight.

 

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and King George V

Original B&W photo.


Teck Family Photo

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Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge with her four children, including the future Queen Mary, wife of George Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge.

 

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Original B&W photo.


The Last Tsarina

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A 15 year old Princess Alix of Hesse, who later married the last Tsar of Russia Nicholas II.

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Original B&W photo.