Monday, 20 March 2017
Court Photographer in Coburg Germany
On April 8th, 1894 Nicholas II became engaged to Alix while in Coburg to attend the wedding of Grand Duke Ernest and Victoria Melita.
On Thursday, April 14th, 1894 Nicholas wrote “… At 11:15 I went with Alix and all her sisters to the local photographer, where we had our pictures taken in various poses, each one alone and in pairs. The stuffiness in his studio was hellish …”
Photograph (below) of Nicholas & Alix taken on April 14th
Photographs (below) of Professor Eduard Uhlenhuth, the Court Photographer, and his former studio in Coburg
On Wednesday, April 20th, 1894 Nicholas wrote “… Alix and I … have our picture taken at Uhlenhuth’s. He brought photo proofs of us together; she is in an open-neck dress and I in my Hussar’s fur-trimmed jacket …”
Photograph (below) of Nicholas & Alix taken on April 20th
Eduard Uhlenhuth, born in 1853, opened his first studio in Coburg in 1880. By 1898, he had expanded his photography business to Rudolfstadt and Schweinfurt. His descendants continue the tradition today in Schweinfurt.
Photograph (below) of Uhlenhuth company in Schweinfurt today