Sunday, October 7, 2018

New Russian postcards

A friend brought these cards back for me from Russia.   The first six cards are from the Yusopov museum.  Prince Felix Yusopov, a member of one of Russia's wealthiest families, married Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia, a niece of Nicholas II.

Princess Irina Alexandrovna, fiancee of Prince Felix Yusupov, 1914

Prince Felix and Princess Irina with his parents.  His mother is holding Irina and Felix's daughter, Irina.  1916

Irina and her father Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovitch of Russia

Irina and Grand Duke Alexander in a car

the wedding of Irina and Felix, 1914

engagement of Felix and Irina

The Imperial family on board the Standard in 1907

on the Standard 1907

At Livadia: Alexis with a gift from the King of Italy,  1909
Colonel in Chief  Royal Scots Greys  Edinburgh Castle.


Diane Brown said...

Did they survive the Revolution?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Yes. Felix, Irina and their daughter and both sets of parents got out. Felix, Irina and little Irina were among the passengers on the HMS Marlborough. His parents also left, but lost all their fortune.

After Nicholas' abdicated, Felix and Irina returned briefly to their home, the Moika palace, to get jewelry and 2 Rembrandt paintings .. this is how they financed their exile- as well as the money Felix received from the lawsuit against MGM>