Buzz·Posted on Oct 25, 201315 Haunting Photos Of The Romanov FamilyA friend of the imperial family saved six albums of snapshots, now housed in Yale's Beinecke Library.by Ariane LangeBuzzFeed News ReporterFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Empress Alexandra Flickr: beinecke_library Alexandra, along with her husband and five children, was executed July 17, 1918, during the Russian Revolution. 2. Alexei Flickr: beinecke_library Alexei was the youngest of the five children — he was 13 when he died. He was the heir to the throne. 3. Alexandra Flickr: beinecke_library Alexandra was extremely protective of her only son, who had hemophilia. 4. Olga and Tatiana Flickr: beinecke_library All seven Romanovs were canonized as passion bearers in the Russian Orthodox Church in 2000. 5. Alexandra and Tatiana Flickr: beinecke_library Tatiana was 21 at the time of her death. 6. Alexandra and Tatiana Flickr: beinecke_library Alexandra and her second eldest child were very close. 7. Maria Flickr: beinecke_library Maria, the second youngest daughter, was 19 when she was executed. She had blue eyes. 8. Tatiana and Olga, with Anna Vyrubova, Alexandra's lady-in-waiting Flickr: beinecke_library During World War I, Tatiana and Olga worked as Red Cross nurses. 9. Tatiana Flickr: beinecke_library Tatiana and Olga were both made honorary colonels as teenagers, a title which tickled them. 10. Anastasia, Tatiana, and Maria Flickr: beinecke_library Tatiana and Olga shared a bedroom, as did Maria and Anastasia. Olga was 22 when she died; Anastasia was 17. 11. Alexandra Flickr: beinecke_library Over time, Alexandra became more and more obsessed with protecting her son. 12. Alexei and Emperor Nicholas II Flickr: beinecke_library For the last weeks of his life, Alexei was confined to a wheelchair. 13. Alexei Flickr: beinecke_library Because of his hemophilia, Alexei's play had to be carefully monitored to prevent potentially life-threatening injuries. He was doted on by his family, who called him "Baby." 14. Anastasia and Alexei Flickr: beinecke_library The two youngest children. 15. Flickr: beinecke_library Via the Beinecke Library's Flickr account.