Young archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria, lesser known brother of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. As his tragic sibling, he married a commoner, Bertha Czuser. I must say…Archduke Karl Ludwig had handsome sons!
Rudolf August 1858 – 30 January Archduke of Austria and Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary. His death, apparently through suicide, along with that of his mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera, at his Mayerling hunting lodge in 1889 made international headlines.
The picture shows a woman bidding her boyfriend goodbye, as he leaves to fight in World War I. It is not known whether he returned safely after the war. It was on this day (August in the year 1914 that Britain declared war on Germany.