Russian snapshot album: group portrait on a terrace, c.1915
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A photograph of, taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart in about 1915. Pictured are the Grand Duke Alexander Michailovitch (AL), and his wife, and sister of Tsar Nicholas II, the Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (X). Two of their sons are also shown: the Princes Nikita (N) and Andrew (A) Alexandrovitch, along with 3 members of the Grand Duke's staff: Captain Ellis (E), Colonel Fogel (Fo) and Prince Orbeliani (O). This photograph is taken from a series of annotated albums featuring members of the Russian Royal Family, taken mainly in St Petersburg and the Crimea between 1908 to 1918. The albums were compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart, who was employed by the Grand Duchess Xenia (1875-1960) as a tutor for her son, Prince Andrew Alexandrovitch Romanoff (1897-1981). The albums form a part of the Ricketts Collection, a collection of prints, albums, ephemera and objects assembled by Howard and Jane Ricketts. The Collection concentrates mainly on 19th century British photography, but is also rich in documentary, topographic and ethnographic photography from around the world.