1903 Winter Palace Imperial Ball

"The last spectacular ball in the history of the empire...[but] a new and hostile Russia glared through the large windows of the palace...while we danced, the workers were striking and the clouds in the Far East were hanging dangerously low."-Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovitch
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Grand Duke Constantin Constantinovitch dressed for the 1903 ball

Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich Romanov of Russia.

девичий наряд из Нижнего Новгорода. Из коллекции Шабельской

Young Woman wearing a traditional russian dress from her province - Central Russia, Province of Nizhniy Novgorod.

Grand Duchess Xenia   http://carolathhabsburg.tumblr.com/post/144879377752/grand-duchess-xenia-alexandrovna-of-russia-at-the

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna Romanova of Russia at the 1903 Ball at the Winter Palace.

https://flic.kr/p/ZgcHsU | Emperor Nicholas II

Tsar Nicholas ll of Russia in his Century costume for the Ball at the Winter Palace in

https://flic.kr/p/YSYr8w | Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna .1903.

Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

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