November 1909
Herbert Galloway Stewart

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1990-5037/P80/4/14/1, A hunting trip with Tsar Nicholas II. Photographed: Tsar Nicholas II
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Black and white photograph entitled 'Zakooska' [sic]. The photograph shows H. I. M. The Emperor of Russia, Tsar Nicolas II, standing on one side of a dining table, thought to be partaking of 'Zakuska', a form of Russian entree. A un-identified man is standing to the left of the photograph, on the opposite side of the table, with back to the camera. Taken by Herbert Stewart during a shooting party at Ai-Todor, The Crimea, in November 1909.

From page 14 of snapshot album number 4 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1860-1966).

Zakuska is a form of Russian entree or cold snack, often served with shot of vodka or another alcoholic drink.


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The Ricketts Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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