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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2007, 11:43:59 AM »
Does anyone know how much he smoked a day?

I've often read Nicholas II referred to as a chain smoker by his contemporaries (Sandro, for example), but I've never run across any actual numbers of cigarettes per day.
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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2007, 12:22:51 PM »
I've heard that Nicholas had pretty horrible teeth, and I saw a picture of him once, years ago, smiling with his mouth open... does anyone have this?
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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« Reply #62 on: April 22, 2007, 08:29:23 PM »
By chance, perhaps is it this one?



I mean, you can't see his teeth that well, but he is smiling with his teeth showing...slightly. I LOVE it when I see pics of them like this!  ;D

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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« Reply #63 on: April 22, 2007, 08:56:23 PM »
 :D

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Sarushka -- thanks for the identification of Carol I to Nicholas's left -- I knew you'd have an answer for me and you didn't disappoint!   ;D  So that was Marie of Romania's father-in-law?

I too don't know how many cigarettes Nicholas smoked in a day, but since it is always so prominently mentioned in any biography or contemporary description of him, I'd bet that it was a lot!  (Plus it seems like he is smoking in almost all the video clips that I have seen)  Sun damage can certainly age you -- I live in Hawai'i (land of perpetual sun!) and I can certainly testify to that!   ::)

As far as dental problems go -- I try not to think about just what his teeth might have actually looked like!  At least in his later years.   :-X



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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« Reply #64 on: April 22, 2007, 09:58:45 PM »
Ah, OTMA, it wasn't that one; in the picture I remember he had his hat off and it appeared that he was wearing either a white jacket or his tennis photos shirt. It was quite close up too.

But thanks anyways, that's a great picture!
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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« Reply #65 on: April 23, 2007, 11:23:21 AM »
I just wish to thank you all for the wonderful pics. You just make me happy. As I don't want to go on repeating this in all the pics of the IF, let me say here a really

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thanks to all of you. You are all great, really.

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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« Reply #67 on: April 24, 2007, 02:57:47 PM »
Crown Prince Ferdinand of Romania, Nicholas II ,King Carol I of Romania...Constanta, Romania 1914 i think.

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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« Reply #68 on: April 24, 2007, 04:08:50 PM »
Orange-

I seem to remember him staring directly into the camera, but that may be it.
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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« Reply #70 on: April 28, 2007, 07:51:26 AM »
Those photos are rare to me clock girl their nice. But it is true that Nicholas did have bad teeth he did not take care of his teeth he did have dental problems that picture that orange oceano put up shows what condition his teeth are in it does not look to healthy at all his teeth look bad.

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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« Reply #71 on: April 28, 2007, 08:06:43 AM »


I believe that's Nicholas and King Vittorio Emmanuel of Italy.
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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« Reply #72 on: April 28, 2007, 02:41:36 PM »
I wonder what year is that maybe 1909 or 1910. :)

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« Reply #73 on: April 28, 2007, 06:42:43 PM »
I wonder what year is that maybe 1909 or 1910. :)

I know I have that photo in one of my books, and it must be labeled (otherwise I never would have known that was the king of Italy with Nicholas) but I haven't been able to find it. So far I know it's not in Prince Michael's book, or Radzinsky's. I don't think it's in Peter Kurth's Tsar, either. I'll let you know if I figure it out.
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Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« Reply #74 on: April 28, 2007, 06:59:34 PM »
Yes, it's me again... ::)


While hunting for a date on that other photo, I came across this one:


It's captioned in Radzinsky's The Last Tsar as "Nicholas on a bicycle, in captivity, in Tobolsk, Siberia, 1917." I have a VERY hard time believing that Nicholas was ever allowed the freedom to ride a bicycle in Tobolsk. (Besides, there are plenty of other errors in Radzinsky's captions, so I'm pretty sure he's mistaken on this one, too.) Does anyone else know when this photo might actually have been taken?
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