Iz moego alʹboma: shestʹdes︠i︡at fotograficheskikh snimkov E︠i︡a Imperatorskago Velichestva Gosudaryni Imperatri︠t︡sy Aleksandry Feodorovny

Collection History

The Library acquired the majority of the albums in this digital presentation during the early 1930s. Many were originally part of Romanov palace libraries nationalized by the Soviet government and sold abroad for hard currency.


Subjects include Russian Orthodox churches, monasteries, and ecclesiastical art; views of cities, as well as small provincial towns; secular architecture; tsarist- and Soviet-era political exiles; and the diverse peoples of the Russian Empire. A number of albums include portraits of the Tsar or the imperial family; state occasions, military maneuvers, and relaxation at the imperial hunting lodge are all depicted. Represented as well are military operations, particularly during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. Russian Revolutionary-era photos are extensive, ranging from the immediate aftermath of the February Revolution, to the Stalinist period.

Many of the imperial association albums-that is, those presented as gifts to the royal family-are of superior technical and artistic quality, and in several cases mounted in bindings that are themselves works of art, incorporating silver, wood, and other decorative elements.

Related Resources

Hee-Gwone Yoo."Holdings of rare photographs and plate books at the Slavic and Baltic Division of The New York Public Library." Rosia yongu (Russian Studies), vol. 12, no. 1 (2002): [323]-332.

Collection Data

Chiefly photographs of the family of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia in 1912-1915.
Alexandra, Empress, consort of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1872-1918 (Compiler)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1915 (Questionable)
Place: Petrograd, Moskva
Publisher: Izdanie T-va M.O. Volf
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: Slav. Reserve (Photo) 95-4592
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918
Romanov, House of
Alexandra, Empress, consort of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1872-1918
Photograph albums
Content: "Vsia chistaia pribyl ot etogo izdaniia tsielikom postupaet v polzu ranenykh voinov"--T.p.
Acquisition: Gift of Mrs. Marina Shelehoff, 1995.
Physical Description
Extent: [20 leaves] : all ill. (black & white, mounted) ; 25 cm.
Photomechanical prints
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 33998842
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12355003
Barcode: 33433051596215
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d9ee56d0-c6e0-012f-22da-58d385a7bc34
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