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Wool W.A.V.E.S. (U.S. Women's Naval Reserve) uniform, by Mainbocher, American, 1942. Skirt, jacket, and white cotton blouse, worn with navy and white cap.
Nicholas II of Russia, AKA Nicholay Alexandrovich Romanov, 1903, known as Bloody Nicholas for his violent intolerance of all who challenged him and as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer by the Russian Orthodox Church, the last czar of Russia who also ruled over Finland and Poland. My Finnish grandfather escaped the purges in Finland and emigrated to the US in 1909 to escape this tyrant whose reign lasted until 1917.