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Offline Sarushka

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Photos of Nicky in profile?
« on: September 25, 2005, 12:52:42 PM »
I found this in Marvin Lyon's book, Nicholas II. It's believed to be the only known photo of Nicky in profile. He hated his profile (to his mind it was too similar to the murdered Emperor Paul's), but this was taken as a study for the Imperial Mint to use on coins and medals. The only other profile photos I've even heard of are the ones Pankratov insisted be taken for the family's ID papers in Tobolsk. I know I've never seen another profile -- anybody else?
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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005, 06:08:32 PM »
I have the 5 rouble coin that has the profile on it.

Knowing how poor the general public was I tried to find out how much 5 roubles would buy in 1897.  I think I could have stayed at a 5 star hotel on my 5 rouble coin and had some left over.

I think I heard that every Emperor turned the opposite way to the one before on the coins, but Nicholas didn't like his left facing profile, so turned right as had his father.

Anyone know for sure?

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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2005, 10:42:52 PM »
That sounds vaguely familiar, Alixz, but I haven't the slightest idea where I've heard it.

Useless factoid of the day: before they redesigned the 2005 nickel, Lincoln was the only president facing toward the right on an American coin.
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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2005, 07:59:01 PM »
I seem to recall reading that Nicholas II did not like his profile because it reminded him, and others, of Emperor Paul I, who was not exactly a stellar ruler, so he avoided profile shots when he could.

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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2005, 11:24:38 PM »

Not a photo, but interesting.

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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2005, 09:56:58 AM »
Oh I love this profile...a plaque or medal I assume?  It is either from a Spanish or a French source ecause of the spelling of his name...I would love to find one for my collection.

I did find some rather nice bronze and plaster busts of N2 while in Russia last week.

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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2005, 10:24:41 AM »
I think it's French, because on the right it says 'Mouchon' (probably the name of the person who made it), and that seems like a French name to me.

Did you make pictures of those busts in Russia?

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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 03:53:21 PM »

Not a photo, but interesting.
this photo is good!
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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 04:31:53 PM »
Not a photo, but interesting.
this photo is good!

IMO, I believe it's not a photo. : ) Btw, are we talking about formal or informal photos of Nicholas in profile? I think there are quite a few informal ones - but not as much formal ones. :-|
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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009, 10:01:01 AM »
There are more photos of Tsar's profile. One was posted n one of Rare photos threads, and in 1913 too.




Same one, IMO.
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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2009, 04:52:37 PM »
I think Olga looks so much like Niky in profile .
     Here another photo http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Tsar%20Family/nicolasandofficer.jpg
       
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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2009, 06:00:41 PM »
I think Olga looks so much like Niky in profile .
     Here another photo http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Tsar%20Family/nicolasandofficer.jpg
       

That was new one for me. Where did you find it? I wonder about place and date too, relating the photo. Any idea?
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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2011, 09:05:11 PM »
What great photos! He was sooooo handsome, in profile or full-on.

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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2011, 09:54:22 PM »
I wonder if that first photo was used to make this medal

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Re: Photos of Nicky in profile?
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2011, 05:24:12 PM »
There is another I have found, but I can't seem to find it. He is facing the right, and wearing a simple jacket. Anyone have it?
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