This is an original 1903 halftone print of King Aleksander Obrenovic or Alexander I of Serbia. At the age of sixteen, Alexander declared himself of full age and used this coup d'ètat to remove the regents who had been governing the land in his stead. After a largely unpopular reign and equally unpopular marriage to Madame Draga Masin, he was assassinated in part due to his attempt to name his brother-in-law the heir to the throne. Alexander was shot, mutilated and disemboweled alongside Queen Draga on the morning of June 11, 1903.
This 108+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light water stain - bottom left corner.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 3 x 4 inches; 8 x 10 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: liberal constitution, Queen Draga Masin, Greco-Turkish War, royalty, medals, mustache, overthrow