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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich => Topic started by: Angie_H on August 19, 2004, 02:34:58 PM

Title: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Angie_H on August 19, 2004, 02:34:58 PM
On Livida.org they have some of Anastasia's section up now. I think this pic of OTMA is so funny with the face Anastasia is making.
http://www.livadia.org/ana/1901-1906/16.jpg
But my question is this. The baby on the end that the sailor is holding, is that Alexei dressed all frilly like that???
Angie
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Alexa on August 19, 2004, 02:36:43 PM
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On Livida.org they have some of Anastasia's section up now. I think this pic of OTMA is so funny with the face Anastasia is making.
http://www.livadia.org/ana/1901-1906/16.jpg
But my question is this. The baby on the end that the sailor is holding, is that Alexei dressed all frilly like that???
Angie


I can't say for sure, but I'd bet money that it is Alexis.

Alexa
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Ilana on August 19, 2004, 03:56:48 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: jfkhaos on August 19, 2004, 03:58:45 PM
That IS Alexei!  At the time this photograph was taken children were dressed in those sort of clothes until they kind of "graduated" to different, more gender appropriate clothing...you can also tell this is Alexei as a sailor is carrying him, possibly Derevenko.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Dasha on August 19, 2004, 04:30:06 PM
I would have to agree.  That is little Aleksey.  I think the curly hair gives that away.  He had really nice curls as a toddler, in my opinion.  Cute picture.

Dasha
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: AlexeiLVR on January 17, 2005, 07:57:35 PM
Yes that definetely is Alexei! ;D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: AlexeiLVR on February 09, 2005, 09:40:21 PM
I was wondering if some one can post the photo in wich is known to be one of the last pictures taken of Alexei where he's in the train going to Ekaterinesburg and has his two hands up!


And doese any one have the picture where the whole family is sitting together (its a family picture) and Alexei is sitting on the floor on our left side and his right of his mother! (i know theres alot but i was just wondering if someone could find the one I want)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Abby on February 09, 2005, 10:23:21 PM
(http://www.alexanderpalace.org/alexandra/images/tobolskalek.jpeg)

(http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2004/march3/gifs/romanov.jpg)

do you mean this one?

the top one wasn't taken when he was on the train, it was taken in the Governor's Mansion in Tobolsk. The one you are thinking of on the train is this one:

(http://geocities.com/alexeitsarevich/trena_327x271.jpg) :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: AlexeiLVR on February 09, 2005, 11:22:14 PM
O thank you so much Abby!

But do you have the top one in a more black and white version, it looks abit blue!

And haven't any one noticed that the picture taken in the train looks like Alexei was seethrough, like a ghost! lol! ;)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Abby on February 10, 2005, 06:59:43 AM
Sorry I could only find it in that weird blue color :(
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Marya Pavlovna on February 10, 2005, 11:40:21 AM
AlexeiLVR he doese look like a ghost in that picture!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Laura Mabee on February 10, 2005, 01:18:59 PM
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And haven't any one noticed that the picture taken in the train looks like Alexei was seethrough, like a ghost! lol! ;)


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AlexeiLVR he doese look like a ghost in that picture!


I don't see it. Where does he look transparent?  :-/
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Denise on February 10, 2005, 02:04:58 PM
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I don't see it. Where does he look transparent?  :-/


It is in the one of Alexei and Olga.  The way the light is shining on him he really does look a bit transparent.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: otmafan on February 10, 2005, 05:43:30 PM
Here's Alexei and the stairs he sledded down. It is from TSAR: Lost world of Nicholas and Alexandra.  :)

Sorry about the bad scan.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v400/otmafan/alexeistairs.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: AlexeiLVR on February 10, 2005, 08:02:51 PM
WOW thanx otmafan!

Are those the stairs he sled down in Tobolsk? And when was the picture of the stairs taken?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: otmafan on February 10, 2005, 08:53:11 PM
Those were the stairs in Tobolsk. That is modern picture of them.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: AlexeiLVR on February 10, 2005, 11:19:11 PM
o ok thanx otmafan!

I have another question: why are the two last known pictures of Alexei in such bad quality?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarai on February 13, 2005, 03:15:38 PM
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I have another question: why are the two last known pictures of Alexei in such bad quality?


I think it's just because of the bad lighting. Both of those pictures were taken indoors and there wasn't a lot of lighting, thus the darker images.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: tatiana_Romanova on February 13, 2005, 06:31:08 PM
usually when u look at a picture of a woman or a lady what ever you want to call her, she usually looks like their mom. Olga looks nothing like her mom, she looks more, well i don't know how to put it, but, uptight. And all the pictures of OTMA the girls all look different then each other, like they dont look like sisters.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: AlexeiLVR on February 13, 2005, 07:53:08 PM
yup thats sometimes true Alex! ;D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nerdycool on February 15, 2005, 01:43:10 AM
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usually when u look at a picture of a woman or a lady what ever you want to call her, she usually looks like their mom. Olga looks nothing like her mom, she looks more, well i don't know how to put it, but, uptight. And all the pictures of OTMA the girls all look different then each other, like they dont look like sisters.

Well, in earlier pictures, I'd agree that Olga didn't really look like Alexandra. But once the war started, especially more towards the end, Olga aged very rapidly, much like Alexandra did after Spala. After that, I see a lot of Alexandra in Olga. Olga was put through mentally stressful situations because she was pretty much the only one of the whole family who knew what dangers the family was in and that it was more real than even Nicholas thought. And there was her "nervous breakdown" when she was nursing. These are the probable reasons why she looked uptight in many of her later pictures. Here's a pic that shows her looking like Alexandra. It was taken in 1916 (sorry it's so dark). Olga is seated, and Tatiana is sitting on the arm of the chair.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/nerdycool/bigpair1916.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: AlexeiLVR on February 15, 2005, 10:08:23 AM
WOW :o she doese look like Alexandra! How old was she there? 19?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Georgiy on February 15, 2005, 02:24:11 PM
If the photo was taken in 1916, she would have been 20, or 21 if the photo was taken in November or December.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: AlexeiLVR on February 15, 2005, 09:13:57 PM
kk thanx! ;D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 10, 2005, 07:37:38 AM
Yea, thats baby for sure.  :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Shvibzik on March 15, 2005, 07:39:12 PM
  Is this really Alexei?  Where I found it said, and I quote: "The little Caesarevitch and his Salior Friend."  
 If it's already been posted, my apologizes.
(http://homepages.tesco.net/~patio/new/a44.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 15, 2005, 07:56:52 PM
Yes...that is Alexei...you can see it in they eyes too...
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: koloagirl on March 15, 2005, 09:31:56 PM
 :)

That is Alexei with his "sailor nanny" Derevenko on the Standart.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on March 16, 2005, 12:11:21 AM
Yup thats little "baby" Alyoshenka! ;D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Shvibzik on March 16, 2005, 02:44:13 PM
He's so cute!  Look how big he is compared to his "nanny"! ::) :D :P
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on March 16, 2005, 04:30:03 PM
don't u mean small?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: lostfan on March 16, 2005, 05:07:02 PM
I think she meant big because Alexei is standing on that ledge and he looks taller than Derevenko!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Shvibzik on March 16, 2005, 07:12:41 PM
Either way!  lol! ;)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on March 22, 2005, 09:22:15 PM
Ok I know this is probably not the right place to put this post, but Kola was Alexei's friend and I have to ask this question:

I know probably all of you seen the cover of "Fate of the Romanovs" and on the cover picture Nicholas, Tatiana, Olga, Maria, Anastasia, Alexei and infront of them a little boy is standing, is that little boy Kolya Derevenko?

I was on some Russian site about Alexei and underneath that photo it said: "In the foreground-Kolya Derevenko (son of the family doctor Derevenko), the best friend of the Tsesarevich"

I thought that was their cousin or something not Kolya!

Thanx!

~Anya~
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Lanie on March 22, 2005, 09:27:01 PM
No, it's one of Grand Duchess Ksenia's sons.  Vasili, I think.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on March 22, 2005, 10:03:37 PM
Ya thats what I thought, but then I saw that pic on the site and it said Kolya, so I had to ask to make sure!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 23, 2005, 09:08:12 AM
You know the cover of "the kitchen boy"? The cut out Kolya, but he was standing next to Tatiana...
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Georgiy on March 23, 2005, 02:21:48 PM
No, the young man next to Tatiana was another of Grand Duchess Xenia's sons - Prince Nikita.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 23, 2005, 02:24:53 PM
That was just what it said in this book I bought with like a million pictures :-[........I thought Kolya was younger lol. He was right? Like somewhere around Alyosha's age?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Georgiy on March 23, 2005, 02:49:52 PM
From what I understand, Kolya was around the same age as Alexei.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on March 23, 2005, 05:43:34 PM
RissiaSunbeam1918,

Did you know Grand Duchess Ksenia had six sons? If did know just remind you ;)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on March 23, 2005, 06:05:53 PM
yea, and one daughter.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on March 23, 2005, 06:16:51 PM
Kolya was 2 years younger than Alexei, I'm sure of that! ;D

Doese anyone have any pictures of Kolya? ???
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Romanov_Fan_NAOTMA on May 07, 2005, 12:56:54 AM
That is a really cool picture. :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on May 07, 2005, 04:38:16 PM
How old was Aleksey in that picture? He looks so small.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: lexi4 on May 07, 2005, 08:59:51 PM
I love that picture. He is so cute. He looks full of himself there, :)
It is so sad. How heartless would you have to be to kill a child?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on May 08, 2005, 12:44:10 AM
ya especialy the most handsome, lol! ;D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on May 08, 2005, 09:12:32 AM
Ya, really. You think after killing anyone, afterwards, they'd feel awful, but killing a child? That must be even worse.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Victoria_Romanov on May 08, 2005, 10:10:26 AM
here's a cute pic of alexis (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/anastasia73092/1906alexeinicky.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on May 23, 2005, 05:28:25 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/MMPC/o89u0-.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/MMPC/gugjfh.jpg)

Just looking for bigger and clearer pics, THANK YOU!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on May 24, 2005, 09:27:18 PM
http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/romanov/oneITEM.asp?pid=1000970&iid=1000970&srchtype=

It looks like they're trying to give him medicine. lol
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Forum Admin on May 24, 2005, 09:39:54 PM
Alexei is tasting the sailors' lunch on the Standart.  It was a habit of the Emperor, which Alexei undertook as well, to taste the lunch of the regular men serving the Emperor, every day.  It was a way of showing the regular men that THEIR food was good enough even for the Emperor himself and a way for the Emperor to show his concern for his men, by showing he cared enough to taste their food to make sure it was good enough for them.  

Nicholas, and then Alexei as well, partook of this ritual every single day, wherever they were.  
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on May 25, 2005, 08:46:05 AM
Woa, cool! I never saw that pictujre or knew that! So if the food was not good enough would they re-make it? You know, if the Tsar thought it should be better? :-/
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Forum Admin on May 25, 2005, 09:10:45 AM
I don't think he probably ever needed to. I am certain that since the cooks knew the Emperor would be tasting the food, they would always make sure it was good.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: etonexile on May 25, 2005, 09:35:02 AM
I should imagine that very good food would have been a perk of Imperial service.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Alicky on May 25, 2005, 05:13:27 PM
And notice something else--- Alexei was going barefoot--- good to see his mother felt it was safe to do so on the ship.  And she was even smiling at the humorous sight of her son doing his duty like his father.  This is a neat picture on so many levels.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: grandduchess_42 on June 11, 2005, 12:51:35 PM
i'm looking for a picture of a little girl huging alexei has any one seen it? and who is the little girl?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: ferngully on June 11, 2005, 03:16:39 PM
if its this picture, its a greek cousin i think. someone who knows more can tell you, i'm afraid i'm not very good at identifying people :-[(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/magilune/artemis/cousins.jpg)
selina              xxxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on June 11, 2005, 04:25:01 PM
It's Princess Ileana of Romania


This is how they're cousins ( 1-5 c): ( if you didn't know)

Ileana

Victoria (Queen of England) - Alfred (Duke of Edinburgh) - Maria ( Queen of Romania) - Ileana.

and this way to

Alexander II (Tsar of Russia)- Maria Alexandrovna (Duchess of Edinburgh) - Maria (Queen of Romania) - Ileana.


Alexei

Victoria (Queen of England)- Alice (Grand Duchess of Hesse and by the Rhine)- Alexandra "Alix" (Empress of Russia)- Alexei.

and this way to

Alexander II- Alexander III-Nicholas II - Alexei.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on June 11, 2005, 04:51:05 PM
(http://www.livadia.org/ana/1907-1912/51.jpg)

Here is another of Aleksey being hugged by a girl. The girl is Anastasia, as everyone knows.  ;D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Lanie on June 13, 2005, 05:55:43 PM
Probably on the Standart.  It was taken in 1914 during the Russians trip to Romania in order to see if Prince Carol (who would be Crown Prince before the year was out) would propose to Olga Nikolaevna.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Lass on June 16, 2005, 09:31:36 AM
OK, I know it's the tsarevich ::) but what is the name of the other man? (His tutor, by the look of it.)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/Radishes2/2005.gif)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tasha_R on June 16, 2005, 10:21:36 AM
In Prince Michael of Greece's Family Albums, on page 206, there is a picture of Alexei with four of his teachers.  This one looks very similar to the one which is identified as Peter Petrov, tutor of Russian language and literature, although the angle and the way he is looking up here make him look a bit more "grumpy" in this picture than the one in the Family Albums.

Sincere regards,
Tasha
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Ortino on June 16, 2005, 09:04:58 PM
What room was that photo taken in? The Tsarevitch's classroom?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: grandduchess_42 on July 05, 2005, 05:32:42 PM
looks like hes lying down or somthing but i'm not quite shure.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Marya Pavlovna on July 05, 2005, 08:59:04 PM
I'm not quite sure, but I think that that picture was taken in Stavka.

It looks like Gilliard is reading something to Alexei :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on July 06, 2005, 11:43:49 PM
(http://members.aol.com/Dangit0/Alexei/alscm6a.gif)

Anyone know?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Xenia_Michenko on July 06, 2005, 11:48:16 PM
its sais "Standart" in Russian!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 07, 2005, 12:56:53 AM
Does Alexei have that hat but in other colors? I think I saw a black one like that!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Daniel Briere on July 07, 2005, 09:22:19 PM
You did see him with a black cap. It was the same cap really : Navy regulations said that during « summer » (beginning… May 1st if I’m not mistaken!),  the black sailors’ caps (and Navy officers' caps too) had a white cap cover which covered only the top part of the cap.

Here is the original cap without it’s cover. This cap came from the Alexander Palace so it may have belonged to the tsarevich.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v737/Atamanets/Sanstitre-Numrisation-08.jpg)

Clockworkgirl21 : until World War I broke out, Alexis did wear his sailor uniform from the « Standart » very often, even on land. It’s the uniform he wore the most often, probably almost everyday. Here is a photo showing him on horseback wearing the sailor‘s cap with the white summer cover.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v737/Atamanets/1.jpg)

Sadly enough, he wasn’t allowed to ride on horseback but he did have his picture taken as if he was!

Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 08, 2005, 09:10:45 AM
thanx Daniel Briere!

I was just wondering what is the stick that is beside the black sailors cap you posted?

~Anastacia~
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: etonexile on July 08, 2005, 04:25:12 PM
Looks like a ceremonial sword...perhaps when AN was dressed to the hilt....Great hat pic....
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Daniel Briere on July 09, 2005, 10:53:43 AM
The « stick » below the sailor cap is a Navy officer dagger (« kortik » in Russian). At first, it was worn only by Navy officers with everyday dress (but NOT by sailors). Later it was also worn by Air Force officers and, during the War, by some Army officers. Although Alexis had an officer’s parade uniform from the Navy Guards, with a miniature saber, I have never seen a photo of him wearing a dagger like this, so I don’t know why it’s on the photo (the book where it’s from doesn’t say who it belonged to).

As for the uniform Clockworkgirl21 posted, it’s from « Her Majesty Empress Alexandra Feodorovna’s Guards Lancers ». On her photo, the silver cloth officer sash (which was worn over the sword belt) is missing. Alexis was colonel-in-chief of many regiments and military schools. He was also enrolled in many regiments that « belonged » to his father, grand-mother and mother (with the rank of sub-lieutenant). He was enrolled in his mother’s Lancer regiment on the day he was born. I have seen photos of Alexis in uniform from many if these regiments but never in this Lancer uniform. Probably some were taken and could be found in the archives. Here is his own miniature czapka (Lancer helmet) that was worn with the uniform:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v737/Atamanets/Lanciers.jpg)


Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: lostfan on July 10, 2005, 03:54:30 PM
It may just be the way the photo was taken, but the uniform looks like it was mad for him when he was quite small, four or five? I've seen a few images of him in "The Romanovs: Love Power and Tragedy" as a little boy on the Standart with his father wearing a uniform that might have been this one.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 11, 2005, 12:31:59 AM
Yeah that Pavel Petrov, and they are in Stavka (they are eating)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 11, 2005, 01:24:55 AM
(http://www.livadia.org/tanya/images/tatianaguard.jpg)

Who is that with Tatiana, is it a guard?

~Anastacia~
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Rijio on July 11, 2005, 03:52:51 AM
According to his tunique I tink so  ;)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: etonexile on July 11, 2005, 05:43:29 PM
She seems a tad..."mature"...for T.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Daniel Briere on July 11, 2005, 11:00:53 PM
Lostfan, Alexis indeed got his Lancer (Uhlan) uniform when he was quite young. Sometimes, books provide measurments for the IF uniforms but unfortunately not for this one. The books I have say this uniform was made in 1908, so he would have been three or four years old when he got it.

As for the photos taken on the Standart, if you refer to the series of photos on pages 160-161 of « The Romanovs : Love Power and Tragedy », it’s not the same uniform, but a Garde Equipage (Navy Guards) junior officer’s uniform (they had his grand-mother Maria Feodorovna as colonel-in-chief). It would have been surprising he would have worn a cavalry uniform on board the Standart : I have never seen him wearing anything else than a Navy uniform on board the yacht. I am amazed that he was allowed to play around with his miniature saber as he could have hurt himself. It was probably taken away from him as soon as the photo shoot was over! These photos were apparently taken in 1908. My guess is he got some uniforms for his 4th anniversary as I don’t recall having seen him in uniform at a younger age.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Rijio on July 12, 2005, 05:41:10 AM
I think that "T" means Tatjana...
She find her adulter comparing to her real age I think  ::)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on July 12, 2005, 02:04:35 PM
Little Imp (Anastacia  ;) ) - Thats not Alexei, it a soldier. this pic was taken in 1917. if your wondering what year it is. :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: etonexile on July 12, 2005, 03:48:56 PM
Wishes that Tati and Alexei had lived to this level of adulthood....I really don't know...but do hemophiliacs do better if they could survive adolescence?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Georgiy on July 12, 2005, 04:56:51 PM
I guess there are a couple of reasons why Tatiana looks so, ahem, 'mature' in this photograph:
A: It's just a bad photo - everyone has them now and then.
B: They were living under very stressful conditions.
C: She'd just recovered from a particularly nasty bout of the measles,
or D: All the above.

(Now it's multichoice!)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 12, 2005, 05:00:05 PM
I don't get it, I don't think that she looks mature in that picture!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Georgiy on July 12, 2005, 05:22:42 PM
I guess to some eyes she just looks older than 21 there.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RealAnastasia on July 12, 2005, 07:38:38 PM
Older and desperately THIN! She is almost squeletical...

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Robert_Hall on July 12, 2005, 07:58:06 PM
"squeletical" ? Perhaps you meant "skeletal"?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RealAnastasia on July 12, 2005, 09:30:09 PM
Exactly! French, Spanish and English something are mixed up in mi mind! ;D

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Daniel Briere on July 12, 2005, 10:37:45 PM
Looks rather like the Playroom at the Alexander Palace to me.  ;D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 13, 2005, 12:57:13 AM
No that is Stavka (I'm pretty sure that is) I read it in several books and sites! ;D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Rijio on July 13, 2005, 04:24:02 AM
she didn't have enough eating?
(I'm wondering now if she wasn't anorexic as Sissi  :-/ )
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 13, 2005, 06:14:19 PM
Does anyone have a clearer version of this picture? And was this taken from a video of the family???
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/Georgiy/TSSelo.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Laura Mabee on July 13, 2005, 06:47:02 PM
Baby_Tsarevich> That is definatly taken from a video clip.
Unfortunatly I don't recall having the video clip myself, If I did I could get you a better quality version. Sorry
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RealAnastasia on July 13, 2005, 07:16:43 PM
No...Not anorexic at all. I read in one of my many books that Olga and she were quite depressed since the Revolution started, and both of them were "skeletal" in Ekaterinburg.

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 13, 2005, 07:27:35 PM
o :'(
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Rijio on July 13, 2005, 10:02:01 PM
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No...Not anorexic at all. I read in one of my many books that Olga and she were quite depressed since the Revolution started, and both of them were "skeletal" in Ekaterinburg.

RealAnastasia.


so you said that she get depressed so she didn't wanted to eat anymore?  :'(
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 13, 2005, 10:12:45 PM
no she ate less!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on July 13, 2005, 10:17:23 PM
I think they all probably ate less. I mean, when you don't feel happy, or if you have a problem, you just are not as hungry. I don't think it was any kind of eating disorder.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Daniel Briere on July 13, 2005, 11:09:57 PM
Well I'm pretty sure it aint! Wanna bet?!  ;)
I'll post some photos of the AP playroom later and some from the Governor's House in Moghilev (Stavka) too if you like.  ;D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 13, 2005, 11:10:23 PM
same, I don't think it was a eating disorder either, I think they were all pretty healthy, except Alyosha! :(
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 13, 2005, 11:11:26 PM
kk, but I still think its Stavka ;)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on July 13, 2005, 11:14:47 PM
Yeah, i think out of all of them, Alyosha ate the least, am I right? :-/
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Daniel Briere on July 13, 2005, 11:15:42 PM
Must be a photo from a documentary. I've never seen any movie shot while the IF was in captivity.
I think I have the photo ( or a similar one) somewhere. Will look for it.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Lanie on July 14, 2005, 12:07:15 AM
It's a photograph.  I have it somewhere, the quality isn't too great; it's Tatiana and Alexei with her dog Ortino at the Alexander Palace in the summer of 1917 before their transfer to Tobolsk.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Laura Mabee on July 14, 2005, 02:09:56 AM
If It is a photograph, which I imagine it is, It had to have been taken from the TV, you can see the TV lines in the picture
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on July 14, 2005, 02:20:57 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/MMPC/tal1917-2.jpg)

Here you go.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Daniel Briere on July 14, 2005, 10:55:09 PM
Yes, sadly, the men behing them are guards. The photo was taken in spring 1917 on a bridge over a canal in the Alexander Park which marked the outer limit of the area where the IF was allowed to go.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: grandduchess_42 on July 15, 2005, 12:30:41 PM
he does! he looks way older (than his sister who is there, don't know who though)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on July 15, 2005, 12:40:07 PM
I thought that about many of the later pictures of Alexei. I thought he looked closer to fifteen than thirteen in a few of them.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: grandduchess_42 on July 15, 2005, 04:11:57 PM
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I thought that about many of the later pictures of Alexei. I thought he looked closer to fifteen than thirteen in a few of them.


i agree its really weird. i don't know why that is. maby its because of his stance in all his pictures.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 15, 2005, 06:42:59 PM
I think he might look older because of what he wore, he wore all those uniforms and everything, he might of also looked older because he became so tall!

O and GD_42 the sister in the picture is Tatiana ;)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Daniel Briere on July 15, 2005, 10:28:49 PM
Here is the complete photo (bottom) from Mr. Gilliard's Memoirs. The bridge over the canal can be seen. The picks and shovels were used by the Tsar and others to break the ice on the canal.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v737/Atamanets/Pont.jpg)

The photo on top appears to have been taken shortly before Alexis arrived. Ortino can be seen on the grass. These photos were taken in April 1917.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Daniel Briere on July 17, 2005, 08:58:57 AM
At Stavka Moghilev, the Emperor stayed at the former Governor’s Mansion and only had two rooms for himself. One he used as his study, the other one as his bedroom:
http://alexanderpalace.org/stavka/stavstudy.html
http://alexanderpalace.org/stavka/stavbeda.html
http://alexanderpalace.org/stavka/stavbedb.html

When Alexis went to stay with him, his cot was put in his father’s bedroom:
http://alexanderpalace.org/stavka/stavbedc.html

In his memoirs, Mr. Gilliard says that they had to use the Emperor’s study as a classroom for Alexis, as no other room was available at first. Later, they used a small veranda as a classroom. I believe the photo Tasha is referring to (Alexis with his 4 tutors) was taken there.

As you will notice on the photos from Moghilev, the walls were pretty bare. Later, a large portrait of Alexis was hung on a wall of the bedroom but, except a few icons, not much was hung on the walls.

Now, compare the photo of Prof. Petrov and Alexis with the following infamous shaved heads photos which were taken in the AP playroom after the Revolution:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v737/Atamanets/Playroom.jpg)

Look at the portraits and photos on the wall: you will notice that on the left there are photos of Alexis’ baptism procession (top). Below there was a photo (or painting) of a yacht (the Standart, no doubt). Then a large photo or portrait of Nicholas II.  Prof. Petrov hides most of it, but it’s obviously the same. The chintz on the furniture is typical of the fabric the Empress loved so much. None like it can be seen on Moghilev photos.

Check this photo taken much later, after the Revolution, when the AP was a museum: some of the artwork on the wall can still be seen, including the Standart painting/photo which has been moved to the top (Alexis’s baptism photo is gone):
http://alexanderpalace.org/palace/playroom.html

The table in the back might well be the same Prof. Petrov and Alexis sat at on the photo. As Bob Atchison wrote, Alexis often took his meals there.

Based on these and other photos I have seen, here is my verdict: the photo with Petrov was taken at Tsarskoe Selo, not Moghilev.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Forum Admin on July 17, 2005, 09:26:28 AM
Bob says "Absolutely taken at the AP"
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Lyss on July 20, 2005, 03:04:49 PM
...a picture of smiling Alexandra holding 2year old, curly haired Alexei up, but in black and white. I've also heared there is a second one taken at the same photo shoot.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: grandduchess_42 on July 20, 2005, 03:57:05 PM
i'm sorry i can't find it. i found it in color. and yes i have seen the two photographs but i don't know where. i'm sorry!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on August 04, 2005, 10:34:57 PM
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6341/1906a2ju.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on August 04, 2005, 10:35:20 PM
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/848/1906b6ft.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on August 04, 2005, 10:35:37 PM
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8471/1906c1ig.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on August 04, 2005, 10:36:01 PM
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2716/1906d1zz.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: sailor_of_standart on August 28, 2005, 11:36:15 PM
Can anyone translate what it says on Alexei's sailor hat ?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 28, 2005, 11:37:45 PM
Someone told me it says Standart.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tatia on August 29, 2005, 08:53:39 AM
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Someone told me it says Standart.


It does (I believe sailor hats always have the name of the ship that it belongs to on it).
He also wore 'miniature clothes' of what the sailors of the Standart wore, these suits were made specially for him.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on August 29, 2005, 02:21:46 PM
Yes it says Standart in Russian!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on August 29, 2005, 02:23:27 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v737/Atamanets/Livadia.jpg)

You have a pretty good view of it in this picture! :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: etonexile on August 31, 2005, 10:25:01 AM
Don't Russian sailors dress much the same today?....A great look..... 8)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Holly on August 31, 2005, 01:34:51 PM
Yes, It says Standart. I can read Russian.  :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tatia on September 01, 2005, 06:00:22 AM
I can read it too, I know the alphabet, but unfortunately I don't speak Russian (but maybe one day I'll learn it) :P.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on September 15, 2005, 03:55:38 PM
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Can you please re post the first one, its not showing up,

thank you

~Anastacia~



Here it is: (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/MMPC/AlekseiTobolsk.jpg)


Thank you, Tatia! :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Aliss_Kande on September 27, 2005, 09:32:42 PM
Hi
I'm looking for a picture of a smiling Alexandra with Alexei hanging on the stairs.  He's in one of his sailor suits.  It has probably been posted here ten thousand times, so please just post a link if you find it.
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Caleb on September 28, 2005, 06:05:45 PM
I think it was popular to dress boys & girls in the same clothes up until the end of World War I. Or so says my book "Queen Victoria's Family" by Charlotte Zeepvatt.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tatia on September 29, 2005, 10:10:30 AM
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Hi
I'm looking for a picture of a smiling Alexandra with Alexei hanging on the stairs.  He's in one of his sailor suits.  It has probably been posted here ten thousand times, so please just post a link if you find it.
Thanks! :)

Is it this one (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/Tatia_/6e01e7fe.jpg)?
I know these aren't stairs, but I believe this is the only one that comes close to what you were asking for.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on October 18, 2005, 11:22:49 AM
LOL dont we all want to learn to speak in Russian!!??
maybe this site should start a tutoring thread where we can teach each other basic Russian words-post them with the correct spelling and pronounciation, and of course, the english treanslation ::)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: EmmyLee on January 23, 2006, 02:17:45 PM
I'm wondering where this picture was taken. I'd assume it's at a palace, but I'm not sure which one. Alexander, Catherine, or another?

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e116/visga2/1002294.jpg
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Angie_H on January 23, 2006, 02:44:48 PM
Alexander
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: EmmyLee on January 23, 2006, 04:10:48 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: APFELBLUME on February 12, 2006, 01:40:25 AM
I'm looking for a picture that i read about, its of Alexei and his donkey 'Vanka'. Theres another i'm looking for where alexei is standing next to an elephant or on it. He got it from the king of india or something as a present. I've seen it before. I've looked EVERYWHERE!!! Do you guys know where it is? I need it for the scapbook i'm making. Thank you so much! ;D ??? :D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: APFELBLUME on February 12, 2006, 01:41:14 AM
Argh. I meant SCRAPBOOK!!! Poopy typing thing....  >:(
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on February 12, 2006, 04:22:12 PM
Isn't this his donkey? Or is it a horse.....
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/Grand_Duchess_Romanov/tcgfyhftgb.jpg)


I've seen the other one you are talking about....but unfortunately, I don't have it. I need to scan it....

Sofia
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tukker-ragazzo on February 12, 2006, 04:31:29 PM
Nice picture: but this is not a donkey, this is a kind of poney, the cossacks had, for different "purposes"
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: APFELBLUME on February 19, 2006, 10:56:18 PM
the little sword hanging off of his side is SOOO cute! He was very good with all of the military uniforms. Sometimes he even adjusted his fathers medals!  ;D :D ;) :D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Ortino on February 20, 2006, 08:20:30 AM
Do you mean these?

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7985/50hn.jpg

http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/1911/riding8wm0qv.png

http://www.geocities.com/vienna/8919/elephant.gif

The last one's a bit small though. It was actually a present from the King of Siam.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: APFELBLUME on February 21, 2006, 08:11:03 PM
 ;D :D ;D Thank u! Thank u! Thank u!  ;D :D ;D

That was a really big help. I have always wondered what Vanka looked like. I can't believe the King of Siam got him an ELEPHANT!!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on February 22, 2006, 12:15:56 AM
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;D :D ;D Thank u! Thank u! Thank u!  ;D :D ;D

 That was a really big help. I have always wondered what Vanka looked like. I can't believe the King of Siam got him an ELEPHANT!!


It was very common with Royalty to have menageries, or "zoos in their backyard". Complete with specimens from other countries.
btw well now u know that Vanka was a very bedecked donkey.....look at that headress! :oPoor animal.

Sofia
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Lesha on July 05, 2006, 10:36:07 AM
Hello, everybody....

Thisis my first post and I am really glad that I found this exciting site!

I am looking for the picture of Alexei taken in captivity where he is in bed and holding up his hands.  I do have a copy that I found somewhere, but the quality is very poor and I would like to find another that is clearer. If you can help, please let me know!!!

Lesha
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tukker-ragazzo on July 05, 2006, 03:55:29 PM
Maybe you meant this picture:(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/Alexei-7/3bb49c9d.jpg), but you should have a look in my album, there are a lot of pictures in it, but I'm still finding new ones.http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/Alexei-7/  :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Lesha on July 05, 2006, 04:26:28 PM
Oh my goodness!  OK... give me the dunce of the week award!  It's not like I haven't looked through those pictures "more than once!"  Thanks very much for your help!  BTW:  the photos you've placed there are a priceless resource for any Alexei fan.

Lesha
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: skitzo12 on July 05, 2006, 11:20:48 PM
cool i was also looking for that one

anyone know the story behind it???

cya

alex
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: XJaseyRaeX on July 07, 2006, 02:58:36 PM
I'm looking for a photo of aleksei and his sailor nanny,,,i don't know which one but i saw a still of it in the documentary "the last of the czars", he had to be about three or four in the pic because his hair is cut short and he is dressed in a sailor outfit and shorts....does anyone know what picture i'm talking about? ::)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Katja74 on July 08, 2006, 04:41:33 AM
Do you mean that one where Nagorny carries Alexei in the water at Livadia, Crimea? I have that on my computer, but I can t put it in here.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on July 08, 2006, 07:36:24 AM
There are quite a few photos of Aleksei with his sailor nannies, so we'll probably need some more information. Do you know if the man was Nagorny (tall and slim) or Derevenko (shorter and stocky)? Can you tell us something about how they were posed?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Abby on August 10, 2006, 07:48:33 PM
aw i always liked that picture. I don't know the story behind it, though . It is kind of sad because it looks like he is surrenduring.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on August 10, 2006, 09:43:18 PM
IMO, he's just goofing off for the camera. He's in bed -- you can see the striped cover behind him -- wearing a nightshirt. It could very well be during his last illness in Tobolsk.

Robert Alexander's book, The Kitchen Boy, has a brief scene describing this photograph being taken. Fictional, of course, but quite plausible.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: grandduchess_42 on December 17, 2006, 01:52:41 PM
IMO, he's just goofing off for the camera. He's in bed -- you can see the striped cover behind him -- wearing a nightshirt. It could very well be during his last illness in Tobolsk.

Robert Alexander's book, The Kitchen Boy, has a brief scene describing this photograph being taken. Fictional, of course, but quite plausible.

oh i remeber...

was it true that leonka and him became friends?

is that the part in the book, where he stands up when he isn't supposed to?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 04, 2007, 08:31:31 AM
Yes, granduchess_42, this is part in book when he stands up when he isn't supposed to....
But, this picture...
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s301/nemanja_dj/131.jpg)
Captivity in Tsarkoe 1917? Mogilev? Tobolsk? He is tall on this picture... :o
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 04, 2007, 02:45:48 PM
It was definitely taken at Tsarskoye Selo. That's the rear of the Alexander Palace's semi-circular hall in the background. I'm not certain of the year, but I'd guess 1915 or 1916.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 05, 2007, 10:39:16 AM
It was definitely taken at Tsarskoye Selo. That's the rear of the Alexander Palace's semi-circular hall in the background. I'm not certain of the year, but I'd guess 1915 or 1916.
Thank you very much, dear Sarushka..... :D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 05, 2007, 04:49:15 PM
Please, who is who in this picture?
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s301/nemanja_dj/1FE7F7D28E-1.jpg
 :-\
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 06, 2007, 10:07:18 PM
L to R:
Anastasia Nikolaevna, Olga Aleksandrovna, Aleksei Nikolaevich, Nicholas II

(as identified by Prince Michael of Greece in Nicholas & Alexandra: The Family Albums)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 07, 2007, 06:29:43 AM
L to R:
Anastasia Nikolaevna, Olga Aleksandrovna, Aleksei Nikolaevich, Nicholas II

(as identified by Prince Michael of Greece in Nicholas & Alexandra: The Family Albums)
Thank you very much, Sarushka....Maybe you know which year?  I can't believe that Aleksey is third from left...
 Alexei, Alexis, Alexey, Aleksei, Aleksej,  Алексей, Алексеј (Serbian, I'm from Serbia)
You can see, Serbian and Russian languages are almost the same, so I can read Russian....
but, it is not important ;), It is forum about Europa's royals families....not about nations...
Cyrilic letter is mainly in Serbia and Russia....So, I can help to read Cyrilic letter...Need anyone help?
but, again, IT IS NOT IMPORTANT.... ;)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 07, 2007, 09:19:36 AM
L to R:
Anastasia Nikolaevna, Olga Aleksandrovna, Aleksei Nikolaevich, Nicholas II

(as identified by Prince Michael of Greece in Nicholas & Alexandra: The Family Albums)
Thank you very much, Sarushka....Maybe you know which year?  I can't believe that Aleksey is third from left...

The photo was taken in 1913. I'm pretty sure that's Aleksei.

There is another photo from the same day of Olga A, NII, and Tatiana Nikolaevna swimming in the same place. Tatiana's hair is short in that photo and she's not wearing a bathing cap, because she'd had her hair cut due to typhoid earlier that year.

But I think it is Aleksei in your photo because women's bathing costumes had short sleeves covering the shoulders and a little bit of the arm, and men's had only wide straps over the shoulders. The person third from left in your photo appears to be wearing a bathing costume with straps, not sleeves.  :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 10, 2007, 06:55:16 AM
Thanks, Sarushka.....
Anyone know which year, where?:
http://www.geocities.com/alexeitsarevich/nn3.jpg
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 10, 2007, 07:00:32 AM
I forgot to ask...When and where those pictures were taken?:
http://www.geocities.com/alexeitsarevich/nn25.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/alexeitsarevich/nn17.jpg
PLEASE!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: TheAce1918 on April 10, 2007, 11:30:19 PM
I'm not 100% on those.  They look like they were taken in captivity around 1917, it might have been earlier than that though.  :-\
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 11, 2007, 08:27:22 AM
I believe they were all taken in 1915-16. As far as I know, the only one that might have been taken in captivity is the head shot of Aleksei (http://www.geocities.com/alexeitsarevich/nn17.jpg), but I think it was more likely taken at Stavka.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on July 25, 2007, 08:46:53 PM
What about this one:
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s301/nemanja_dj/62c5_1.jpg)
Taken at captivity?????? ??? Tobolsk/Tsarskoe, or Stavka?
Can anyone help me? Please?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on July 26, 2007, 04:50:42 PM
Wow! Never seen that one before.  8)

I'd guess it was taken at Tsarskoye Selo, but I really don't know for sure....
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Condecontessa on July 26, 2007, 07:58:03 PM
I don't think that pic was taken at Tsarskoe. I believe it was taken at Mogilev. I kinda see the Imperial Train at the background. There's also a cannon behind them. I say this because there are pics of Alexei by himself with the tree and a cannon at Mogilev right about 1916. He even got a picture taken of him sitting on the trunk of the tree.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on July 27, 2007, 07:29:14 PM
It may be taken at winter 1916/1917, at Mogilev....But I think Tsarkoe, maybe Tobolsk??
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on July 27, 2007, 09:34:36 PM
I kinda see the Imperial Train at the background. There's also a cannon behind them. I say this because there are pics of Alexei by himself with the tree and a cannon at Mogilev right about 1916. He even got a picture taken of him sitting on the trunk of the tree.

I assumed the object in the background was one of the Tsarskoye pavillions, but you may be right that it's the train. You're definitely right about that cannon.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on July 30, 2007, 09:31:02 AM
What about this picture:
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s301/nemanja_dj/Aleksejnamostusa.1916.jpg)
Mogilev 1916, or Tsarskoe Selo 1917?
Perhaps rare?  Or maybe 1915? Sarushka, where are you?  ;D
Or can anybody else say me which year?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Arleen on July 30, 2007, 09:46:30 AM
Isn't that the "ferry" over to the children's island?  I would have no idea what year it was taken though.

Arleen
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on July 30, 2007, 10:55:28 AM
Isn't that the "ferry" over to the children's island?  I would have no idea what year it was taken though.

Arleen is absolutely right -- it was taken in Tsarskoye Selo just across from the children's island. I don't know what year, though. Probably 1915 or later.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on August 27, 2007, 07:17:01 PM
What about this one?

Which year and where? Tsarskoe Selo? 1915? (http://www.freewebs.com/alyoshasunbeam/24.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: amanduhh592 on August 27, 2007, 08:51:01 PM
I've never seen that picture before! Its's cool though!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on August 28, 2007, 07:31:05 AM
What about this one?

Which year and where? Tsarskoe Selo? 1915?
 (http://www.freewebs.com/alyoshasunbeam/24.jpg)

I think that was at Tsarskoye Selo, but I don't know the year. I would guess during the war because I think he's wearing his army uniform instead of a sailor suit.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: tzarevich charlie on November 15, 2008, 06:10:47 AM
hi
erm does anyone know where to find the picture from the cover of ROMANOV AUTUMN by charlotte zeepvat?
it of the birth of alexei with otma around him! its from the privatem collection!
thanks:)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 15, 2008, 06:29:35 AM
Here you go:

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_OTMAsnovorozenmAlexejemdeatil2.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/OTMAsnovorozenmAlexejemdeatil2.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: tzarevich charlie on November 15, 2008, 09:12:01 AM
thats the one thanks grand duchess ally :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: EmmyLee on November 15, 2008, 11:32:37 AM
Where was this room located?

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/visga/th_1001590.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/visga/?action=view&current=1001590.jpg)

*edit* Oops! Wrong picture-help thread. But I guess I'll just leave it. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on November 15, 2008, 12:28:55 PM
I'm guessing a room in the home of Anna Vyrubova or one of her relatives. Here's another view:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/id/th_1001603.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/id/?action=view&current=1001603.jpg)

(I believe this woman appears in family photos from Vyrubova's albums.)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 12, 2009, 02:27:44 AM
I have found this labelled as Alexei with his wet nurse but I´m not so sure about that.... ?
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Family%20life/skojnou.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on January 12, 2009, 08:19:09 AM
I know I've seen that image somewhere as well, but I can't remember which book it might have been. If I can recall the source, I'll try to verify it.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on January 12, 2009, 10:26:18 AM
That woman, Sarushka looks like Alexandra - Sana(Taneeva) Pistolkros, but I am not certain. What do you think? I think I have seen that woman in one of Rasputin group with women photos, but I am not certain:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Raspucin/th_Rasputin_Photo.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Raspucin/?action=view&current=Rasputin_Photo.jpg)

Taken on March 9th 1914, by Kristynin.

Leonid Alexeevich Molchanov, handsome man, third from left; in first row, from left to right -- Alexandra Pistolkros (Sana, Virburova's younger sister) and her husband, near door is Nikolay Zhevahov - small man with moustache(it is hard to see him because of female's heads), near him Ervin Gill and Nina Yahimovich(tall woman with wide shoulders),Olga Loman and her daughter Nadezhda. And the last in row -- Ana Reshetnikova.
In the second row is Sofia Volinska, then Virburova, woman in black - Gushchina, woman with hat is Lili Dehn, then Rasputin's father, and in the last row are Zina Timopheyeva,Maria Golovina(sitting), Rasputin and Mrs. Kleist, and last woman Akylina Laptinskaya, near Rasputin's legs.
From Razdinsky's 'Rasputin: Life and Death'

I think baby is not the Tsarevich. I am not sure. Who would be woman? Maybe Maria Vishnyakova, OTMAA's nun?  :)

 
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 30, 2009, 02:08:22 PM
Hi!!

Well i found This (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270337369059&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123) ebay sale about a "suppossed" picture of Alexei when he was a baby.

To me it doesnt look AT ALL as alexei. What do you say? ;-)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tina Laroche on January 30, 2009, 02:23:49 PM
Hi!!

Well i found This (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270337369059&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123) ebay sale about a "suppossed" picture of Alexei when he was a baby.

To me it doesnt look AT ALL as alexei. What do you say? ;-)

Agree with you. It doesn't look like him to me. Alexei had a bigger head... and he had bigger eyes... btw, here's a photo of him as a baby (it was probably posted before), it's from Grand Duchess Ally's site:
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/5590/miminkoalexejmd0.jpg)

Well... does the baby on the eBay pic look like the Tsarevich?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 30, 2009, 02:44:30 PM
Not all all!

I ll email the seller ;)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tina Laroche on January 30, 2009, 02:49:54 PM
Not all all!

I ll email the seller ;)

Good idea. I would have done it myself, but I don't have an eBay account... I never decided to make one, although I visit eBay often... to see what people are offering...
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 30, 2009, 02:51:56 PM
I sent the messaage and invited him/ her to visit this forum. Lets see what will he/she say...
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on January 30, 2009, 04:28:17 PM
Baby looks like him, but I am not sure. Thank you for posting, Katenka!

Captivity or during war? I'd guess captivity, because place looks strange for me, as at Tobolsk:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej//th_b9e42a6a.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=b9e42a6a.jpg)

Look at house behind him, I think same house is in these two:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/Gubernatorski%20Dom/th_0291.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/Gubernatorski%20Dom/?action=view&current=0291.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/th_gradnjenjeledenogbregatlx1.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/?action=view&current=gradnjenjeledenogbregatlx1.jpg)

I don't mean about Governor's house, but about left one in first and hosue in center of second photo, fence too tell me it is Tobolsk.

So, I'd guess Tobolsk, even in late 1917.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tina Laroche on January 30, 2009, 06:06:19 PM
Well, it looks like the same house to me, so I'd say it's Tobolsk too.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on January 30, 2009, 07:19:13 PM
Nena, I think you're right. The house in the background looks the same to me, too.

I don't have a very clear photo of the governor's balcony, but it looks like the railings could match as well:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Tobolsk%20mansion/th_GDssoutdoors.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Tobolsk%20mansion/?action=view&current=GDssoutdoors.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Tobolsk%20mansion/th_Guardalongfence.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Tobolsk%20mansion/?action=view&current=Guardalongfence.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on January 30, 2009, 07:35:39 PM
I have never seen the second one -- where did you get it?

How about this balcony? I think it matches with photo of Aleksei on it:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/Gubernatorski%20Dom/th_nic11.jpg)
 (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/Gubernatorski%20Dom/?action=view&current=nic11.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on January 30, 2009, 08:50:03 PM
I have never seen the second one -- where did you get it?

I'm guessing Peter Kurth's book, but I can't recall for certain.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on January 31, 2009, 07:54:36 AM
I think you're right, since first one you posted came from Kurth's book. Thank you anyway.

Standart or Polar Star?:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_Aleksej_na_jahti_Standart_1910.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=Aleksej_na_jahti_Standart_1910.jpg)

Where this one was taken? At Ts. Selo?:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_Aleksej_biciklo.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=Aleksej_biciklo.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on January 31, 2009, 09:08:08 AM

Standart or Polar Star?:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_Aleksej_na_jahti_Standart_1910.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=Aleksej_na_jahti_Standart_1910.jpg)

Standart, I think.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: pastpalacelife on February 12, 2009, 01:22:24 AM
I think that second photo looks like the front of the alexander palace, looking from the right hand wing.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Condecontessa on February 12, 2009, 12:57:02 PM
I don't think it was taken at Tsarskoe. I think it was taken at Peterhof. It might have been taken the same time when the 2 young grand duchesses were wearing a dotted dress and sitting on a rock with Alexei.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 12, 2009, 08:11:46 PM
Could you please post that photo, Condecontessa? I don't think I've seen that before.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on February 12, 2009, 08:14:39 PM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/NAOTMAA%20assorted/water/th_Aleksej_Marija_Anastasija_peterhof.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/NAOTMAA%20assorted/water/?action=view&current=Aleksej_Marija_Anastasija_peterhof.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on February 13, 2009, 09:16:51 AM
Peterhof, 1913/4. MA with Aleksei.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on February 13, 2009, 12:16:41 PM
Same day:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Formalne%20slike%20and%20Romanov%20assorted/th_aleksejmarijaoko1915xg8.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Formalne%20slike%20and%20Romanov%20assorted/?action=view&current=aleksejmarijaoko1915xg8.jpg)
(AM)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 13, 2009, 12:37:22 PM
I love Anastasia´s legs :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 13, 2009, 04:03:17 PM
Thank you for the photos Nena and Sarushka! :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on February 13, 2009, 04:09:13 PM
Could the child in the upper left photo be Aleksei?

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/th_big_pre1201595365.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/?action=view&current=big_pre1201595365.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 13, 2009, 04:12:10 PM
It's hard to tell... at least for me.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on February 13, 2009, 04:17:39 PM
I agree with GD Jennifer, but..I don't know. Boy is similar to him, one part of me says he isn't Aleksei.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: EmmyLee on February 13, 2009, 11:12:58 PM
It IS hard to tell, but it does look like it could possibly be Alexei. Yet, is that boy's hair too straight to be Alexei at that age?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tina Laroche on February 14, 2009, 05:12:41 AM
As the others said, it's hard to tell, but it just doesn't look like Alexei to me. The expression, the hair... don't look like Alexei's. :-\
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 14, 2009, 06:31:33 AM
It does look like him but until we have the picture better or with some description, I wouldn´t put my hand into fire for it.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on February 14, 2009, 07:29:21 AM
It IS hard to tell, but it does look like it could possibly be Alexei. Yet, is that boy's hair too straight to be Alexei at that age?

That's what I thought. Seems like Aleksei's hair was curly until he was a toddler.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: V_Corona on February 15, 2009, 01:12:47 PM
Could the child in the upper left photo be Aleksei?

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/th_big_pre1201595365.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/?action=view&current=big_pre1201595365.jpg)


Hi Sarushka, did you mean this one?

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/kieffer26_2008/Romanov/Los%20Vladimirovich/sarushka.jpg)

It's grand duke Kirill Vladimirovich.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/kieffer26_2008/Romanov/Los%20Vladimirovich/escanear0026-1.jpg)

Fabián
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on February 15, 2009, 01:25:13 PM
Thank you, V_Corona, a lot!  :D


Please, if anyone have real photo on what is this one based:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_0041-011.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=0041-011.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: V_Corona on February 15, 2009, 01:45:29 PM
You're welcome Nena  ;)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tina Laroche on February 15, 2009, 02:09:20 PM
Ha ha, I knew that boy wasn't Alexei! :) Thanks for the pic, V_Corona. :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 15, 2009, 03:09:29 PM
What a beautiful picture of Miechen. Thank you!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on February 15, 2009, 05:41:09 PM
Yes, thank you Fabian. I could see a resemblance but couldn't figure it out for sure.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: V_Corona on February 15, 2009, 05:53:43 PM
You're welcome Sarushka. GD Ally and Tina, I'm glad you like the picture. ;)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: EmmyLee on February 16, 2009, 04:52:46 PM
Thank you, V Corona!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on April 14, 2009, 10:33:43 PM
Where is the best archive available of Imperial Family pictures?

Where might one go for the best quality copies as opposed to some of the grainy ones found online?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 15, 2009, 06:55:08 AM
GARF, I believe, has the largest collection of photographs of the imperial family.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on April 16, 2009, 01:05:30 AM
GARF, I believe, has the largest collection of photographs of the imperial family.

Don't suppose there's an accessible version in English?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on April 16, 2009, 01:07:17 AM
Can people help direct me to any pictures of Alexei and Joy in a sitting or lying position?  The better quality, of course the better.  So far this is the only one I have found.

(http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/Alexei-7/th_1915ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 16, 2009, 06:22:21 AM
The one you've found is the best I'm aware of. Here's what else I was able to come up with:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/th_joy2.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/?action=view&current=joy2.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/th_Joy7.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/?action=view&current=Joy7.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/th_vlccap1122yk2.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/?action=view&current=vlccap1122yk2.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/th_joy11.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/?action=view&current=joy11.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Ally Kumari on April 16, 2009, 07:24:53 AM
The third photo Sarushka posted - when and where it was taken please?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 16, 2009, 07:41:06 AM
Standart, ca. 1912, posted by Laura Mabee.

Can people help direct me to any pictures of Alexei and Joy in a sitting or lying position?  The better quality, of course the better.  So far this is the only one I have found.

(http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/Alexei-7/th_1915ts.jpg)


Tsarskoe Selo, 1915, from Alexandra's album. There is one signed as 'Alexis, 1915'. Same day:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_0571fe56.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=0571fe56.jpg)

With Count Voeikov, Tsarist Stavka and Joy:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_62c5_1-1.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=62c5_1-1.jpg)
(can be found in recently sold A.V's album, posted firstly by clockworkgirl21)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Ally Kumari on April 16, 2009, 07:46:19 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 16, 2009, 07:49:42 AM
The one you've found is the best I'm aware of. Here's what else I was able to come up with:
 (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/th_Joy7.jpg)
 (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/?action=view&current=Joy7.jpg)

Taken by P. Gilliard, labeled to be Tsarskoe Selo, 1917. (Not sure).
Full:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/th_74dac937.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/?action=view&current=74dac937.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 16, 2009, 08:24:15 AM
Standart, ca. 1912, posted by Laura Mabee.

I wondered if that picture (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/vlccap1122yk2.jpg) could be at Stavka, because the children used regular brass beds aboard the Standart instead of their camp cots.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 16, 2009, 05:45:58 PM
Standart, ca. 1912, posted by Laura Mabee.

I wondered if that picture (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/vlccap1122yk2.jpg) could be at Stavka, because the children used regular brass beds aboard the Standart instead of their camp cots.
Good eye - that bed really matches. But for me, it looks like a cabin, and Aleksei is, IMO, younger.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Condecontessa on April 16, 2009, 07:00:57 PM
I agree with Sarushka. I think it was taken the same day of Alexei with a pillow on top of his head.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 16, 2009, 07:09:30 PM
I know which ones you mean, there are two. But still possible.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 16, 2009, 07:59:38 PM
Good eye - that bed really matches. But for me, it looks like a cabin, and Aleksei is, IMO, younger.

I see what you mean -- do you think it could be the imperial train? (The windows might be too close together for the train...)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 16, 2009, 08:03:16 PM
Good upshot -- it might be, but sadly, never seen bigger. I'd guess it is war years, but that it is. Maybe 1914/5?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on April 17, 2009, 12:04:35 AM
Thanks!  Any idea where to get high-quality copies of images?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 17, 2009, 07:29:10 AM
IMO, books are best sources. Anyway, Sarushka would know better.  ;-).

Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 17, 2009, 08:08:28 AM
Thanks!  Any idea where to get high-quality copies of images?

For your own research, or to reprint?

Photo albums such as Tsar (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=44), Nicholas and Alexandra: The Family Albums (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=25), or Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=39) all have large, high quality prints of both formal and informal photographs of the imperial family.

For commercial purposes, archives like Getty Images (http://www.gettyimages.com/), Alamy (http://www.alamy.com/), or Corbis (http://pro.corbis.com/) are searchable online and provide high-quality scans or prints for a fee. (Beware that Getty's captions on Romanov images are often grossly inaccurate, though.)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on April 18, 2009, 12:45:05 AM
Thanks, they would be personal copies, perhaps to frame.  Are many of the pictures online scanned from books?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on April 18, 2009, 04:48:16 AM
Does anyone know of a source for a good-quality copy of this image?

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/Alexei-7/fvfdvfdvf4zm.jpg)

Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 18, 2009, 06:56:06 AM
I think that one comes from Alexandra's personal album. I am not sure, if her album is published in any book, I only know, there is site, with scanned pages of that her album, but still with lower quality. Maybe book Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas? Sarushka would know better.

Also, for good - quality scanned photos, I think Beinecke Library (http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/) gives many of them from A. Vyrubova's personal albums, also, Jamd (http://www.jamd.com).
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 18, 2009, 07:18:29 AM
I'm away from most of my books at the moment so I can't check for certain, but that photo looks very similar to one that's in The Private World of the Last Tsar (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=30).
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on April 19, 2009, 12:31:09 AM
Also, for good - quality scanned photos, I think Beinecke Library (http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/) gives many of them from A. Vyrubova's personal albums, also, Jamd (http://www.jamd.com).

Thanks, I guess if this turns out not to be from one of theirs, they might know where it is from.  I will also try The Private World of the Last Tzar if I can find a copy.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Condecontessa on April 19, 2009, 12:33:57 PM
If I'm not mistaken, that came from a New York Library scan of a book that was published in Russia.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 19, 2009, 12:38:16 PM
If I'm not mistaken, that came from a New York Library scan of a book that was published in Russia.

Aha! You're exactly right:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/th_book27.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/?action=view&current=book27.jpg)
(page 27 -- scans of the full book are available somewhere on the NYPL website)

Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on April 19, 2009, 11:45:23 PM
Oh, wow, cool.  There must be some button you click to see what resolution a scan is at but I am hazy on that.  I downloaded the scan of the book page and it said 500 KB.  Is this an indication of resolution?  Thanks for any tech help.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 20, 2009, 07:06:34 AM
The higher the resolution, the larger the file size will be, but I don't know exactly how that equates. (A scan with large physical dimensions will also produce a large file size, so it's hard to know for sure.)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 20, 2009, 07:50:51 AM
Here is larger/bigger size of bottom one, 1914:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Formalne%20slike%20and%20Romanov%20assorted/th_Aleksej_Nikolaj_II_Standart_1914.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Formalne%20slike%20and%20Romanov%20assorted/?action=view&current=Aleksej_Nikolaj_II_Standart_1914.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on April 26, 2009, 02:16:45 AM
Can anyone help me with posting a picture to the Forum not already online (like emailing to a member who will post)?  If not, it will have to wait till I get a Facebook account.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Ally Kumari on April 26, 2009, 12:56:49 PM
You can only post a picture which is already uploaded to the internet. However you don´t need to have specifically the facebook account. There are other commonly used servers just as www.photobucket.com or imageshack.

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1906 or 1907 ?

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Alexei%20Nikolaevitch/th_Aljoa1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Alexei%20Nikolaevitch/Aljoa1.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 26, 2009, 01:25:44 PM
1906 , from what I have read, since it is a formal one.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Ally Kumari on April 26, 2009, 01:33:51 PM
That´s what I though, but wasn´t sure since Alexei is not in a girl´s dress :) Thank you.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 26, 2009, 06:48:03 PM
I have that series filed as 1907.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 27, 2009, 04:51:37 AM
Then it is contradiction about year formal photos - we know there are 1906 ones, with sisters too, here Aleksei looks bit older, so It s quite possible it is 1907. We agree that he is 2 - 3 years. So, formal shots were taken more often. In his 1907 photos I see different hairstyle (like a haircut he had) but since we don't know month of taking photos, it seems still unlikely.  ;-) Here is (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/alekseiropsha1907.jpg) one from 1907.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 30, 2009, 02:00:29 PM
Then it is contradiction about year formal photos - we know there are 1906 ones, with sisters too, here Aleksei looks bit older, so It s quite possible it is 1907. We agree that he is 2 - 3 years. So, formal shots were taken more often. In his 1907 photos I see different hairstyle (like a haircut he had) but since we don't know month of taking photos, it seems still unlikely.  ;-) Here is (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/alekseiropsha1907.jpg) one from 1907.
My sincere apologies, I have considered that photo Ally posted really was taken in 1907. :-)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on May 10, 2009, 04:28:12 PM
Two questions.

1) A. V's album labeled this one as "Tsarevich with cadets in Military School, 1915" (Peterhof, I think):


(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Stavka%20u%20Mogiljevu/Aleksej_Stavka/th_50fbfa6f.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Stavka%20u%20Mogiljevu/Aleksej_Stavka/?action=view&current=50fbfa6f.jpg)

But I think it is incorrect. I think that one is only retouched of this one, which shows Aleksei with friend- cadets, Zehnya Makarov, and Vasya Agayev, with Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana, during sailings on the Dnieper River, in 1916 ) I think Grabbe's book says same:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Stavka%20u%20Mogiljevu/Aleksej_Stavka/th_Aleksej_Vasja_Agajev_Zejna_Makarov_.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Stavka%20u%20Mogiljevu/Aleksej_Stavka/?action=view&current=Aleksej_Vasja_Agajev_Zejna_Makarov_.jpg)

So, what do you think, what is correct -- At Military School in 1915, or near Mogilev in 1916?

2) Date of this Aleksei's photo? 1905 or 1906?

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Nikolay.jpg)

Thanks in advance!

Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Douglas on May 10, 2009, 04:35:14 PM
That's Alexei on the top of a boat at Mogilev...1916
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on May 10, 2009, 06:40:51 PM
2) Date of this Aleksei's photo? 1905 or 1906?

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Nikolay.jpg)


IMO, 1905.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on May 12, 2009, 10:17:26 PM
Would there be any way to get a larger, and/or as detailed as possible, uncolorized scan of this?  Was it in one of the photo albums at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library collection?  Anyone know place and date?  Thanks!

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/Alexei-7/AR-019.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on May 13, 2009, 03:59:45 AM
Would there be any way to get a larger, and/or as detailed as possible, uncolorized scan of this?  Was it in one of the photo albums at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library collection?  Anyone know place and date?  Thanks!

It seems the lady in the picture is Mme. Gilliard, so presumably this comes from their album.  Does anyone know its location?  (There seems to be a copy in the book Royal Russia: The Private Albums of the Russian Imperial Family by Carol Townsend).  Thanks!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on May 13, 2009, 08:30:23 AM
IMO, this photo was taken no earlier than 1913. Nearly all the kayaking photos I've seen of the IF were taken in the lake and canals of the Alexander Park, so it's very likely this one was as well.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on May 13, 2009, 05:30:33 PM
At Finland, ca 1912. I think it can be found at Beinecke Library. Often labeled to be Gd Olga A, his aunt, whixh is incorrect.

Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Douglas on May 13, 2009, 06:44:28 PM
the photo in reply 257: 

I believe this was taken in Finland as Nena suggests.  He is wearing his full summer sailor suit which I don't recall him wearing at Tsarskoe Selo. Alexi would be more likely to wear that outfit on the Standart.

I have seen photos of two kayaks on the Standart.  They carried them on the roof of one of the deck cabins.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on May 13, 2009, 07:41:14 PM
the photo in reply 257: 

I believe this was taken in Finland as Nena suggests.  He is wearing his full summer sailor suit which I don't recall him wearing at Tsarskoe Selo. Alexi would be more likely to wear that outfit on the Standart.

I took a look at the full version of the photo in Royal Russia, and I think you two are quite right -- that body of water looks far too broad to be a pond or canal in the imperial park.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Katya_C on May 13, 2009, 11:48:27 PM
Would there be any way to get a larger, and/or as detailed as possible, uncolorized scan of this?  Was it in one of the photo albums at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library collection?  Anyone know place and date?  Thanks!

Here is the descritpion that I have for the photo, and yes it is from Beinecke - page 3, album 2.

"Alexei with his nurse Alexandra Tegleva, aka Shura, aka Madame Gilliard (future wife of Pierre Gilliard) kayaking on the rocky coast of Finland, ca. 1909."

Regards,

Katya C.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on May 14, 2009, 01:59:33 AM
Thanks, that saves me a lot of looking, but I believe the 1912 date is correct.  He looks so much older than in the pictures taken in Finland in 1909.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on May 14, 2009, 05:08:51 AM
Here is the full one:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_Aleksejisura.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=Aleksejisura.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on May 14, 2009, 07:27:23 AM
Thanks, that saves me a lot of looking, but I believe the 1912 date is correct.  He looks so much older than in the pictures taken in Finland in 1909.

I agree. Vyrubova's #2 album covers 1912-1913, so summer of 1912 is probably the correct date.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on June 08, 2009, 05:36:33 AM
I've found out that most likely photo of Aleksei on the Chair in uniform, on ice, and in the forest was taken at captivity at Tsarskoe Selo, most likely March of 1917. It comes from one of Little Pair's  albums from 1917.
Title: Question about and/or Help with Pic
Post by: ayadinara on November 24, 2009, 12:32:49 PM
German perfectionist caught in the act
Haha, I thought that was American spelling... It just looks so "wrong" with only one "t". Are you SURE about this ?   Ive always spelled it with "tt" and nobodys complained before.....
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on December 11, 2009, 05:28:28 AM
Does anyone know the date or have a clearer copy of this image or any like it?  I am looking for pictures of Alexei enjoying the outdoors, hopefully age 9 or older, not wearing military uniform, and not blurry or grainy.  Thanks for help!

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/577/trip034cv1.th.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on December 11, 2009, 05:50:16 AM
Wow. It is nice screencap. I may only suspect about date/place. Could it be 1908, huh?

About second part, how about these ones:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_Aleksej_Peterhof_1914.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=Aleksej_Peterhof_1914.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_Aleksej_svita_auto.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=Aleksej_svita_auto.jpg)

I assume you are looking for certain 1913/even 1914 photos of Alexei outdoors. But quite hard to find one without military uniform. However, there is one of riding bicycle, than some in boat at Ap Park or so. Certain dates I can only suspect, was he 9 then. And I have one photo of him with Gibbes in carriage, labeled to be taken in 1914.

I think there is one perfect session for you - Alexei with Gilliard and Tsar in late winter/spring of 1914 at Livadia, they were laying in the snow. And the one of him with Gilliard in 1914 also, at Livadia.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on December 11, 2009, 05:13:43 PM
Thanks.  People have shown very nice pictures and I am very picky, I know.  To further clear up exactly what I am looking for:  there are lovely pictures of him outdoors in all seasons up to age 8 or so.  Some of them are on the boat (ship/yacht).  My favorite so far is of him in his sailor suit sitting on the deck, but I'd prefer natural setting (woods, beaches, fields, etc.)  Then there are outdoor pictures of him older, but all the nice-looking ones are either in winter, wearing stiff, uncomfortable-looking uniforms (I wonder if he envied the Grand Duchesses their light, flowy dresses!) or, (at least the copies I have seen) lack very distinct detail.  I'm looking for ones with the feel of him in Finland with the watering can, age 4, or of him striking a pose in the forest, around age 6, but older, which are very good of the face but also have a special outdoor atmosphere.  (There are also many lovely indoor portraits.  My favorite is one of the 1911 series in uniform where he is looking down, but I've only ever seen a grainy, cropped version.)  I like the one of him and Joy in the stream, but it is taken at some distance and in the uniform.  Normally I wouldn't want one taken from the side or back as it doesn't show his face well, but that one in the field is much the mood for which I'm looking.  I just wondered if I could see a clearer copy, or if maybe someone took one at the same time of him walking towards rather than away from the camera.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on December 11, 2009, 05:38:04 PM
Something like these ?:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_Aleksejisura.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=Aleksejisura.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_Aleksej_Finska_1908.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=Aleksej_Finska_1908.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_617250hr9.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=617250hr9.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_628d973d.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=628d973d.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_fa36f491.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=fa36f491.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_606.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=606.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_Aleksej_Marija_Anastasija_peterhof.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=Aleksej_Marija_Anastasija_peterhof.jpg)



Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on December 11, 2009, 10:09:36 PM
Yes, the first one is my main contender so far.  It's one of the few in sunlight where he doesn't have his face scrunched up, not that I blame him.  I recently had some pictures taken in full sunlight without my polarizing glasses, and my eyes were streaming!

The one of him standing in the boat, do we know when and where on that?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on December 11, 2009, 11:13:58 PM
The one of him standing in the boat, do we know when and where on that?

I'm going through all the rare pictures threads and on Rare Pictures IV, page 40, is one of him at the same time, sitting down, maybe even better, but still don't like it as well as the one in the canoe with Madame Gilliard.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on December 11, 2009, 11:51:05 PM
I assume you are looking for certain 1913/even 1914 photos of Alexei outdoors.

Actually, I have seen some taken during the right period of him in the sailor suit, they are just always inside, someone is behind him, or good setting but horrible quality.  Frustrating!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on December 12, 2009, 03:51:41 AM
Here is a link to the closest I've found to what I'm looking for:

http://news.webshots.com/photo/2754400790038578487pAQTcc

It appears to be a screenshot.  Any ideas of how to locate a clear near-original?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on December 12, 2009, 04:24:52 AM
The one of him standing in the boat, do we know when and where on that?
I believe it is Peterhof bay in 1913/4.
Here is a link to the closest I've found to what I'm looking for:

http://news.webshots.com/photo/2754400790038578487pAQTcc

It appears to be a screenshot.  Any ideas of how to locate a clear near-original?  Thanks!
I have the same, but just as screencap, it was taken near the Dnieper River in 1916.
Quote
I'm going through all the rare pictures threads and on Rare Pictures IV, page 40, is one of him at the same time, sitting down, maybe even better, but still don't like it as well as the one in the canoe with Madame Gilliard.
I have seen those images, they are indeed in larger resolution.

----------------
Well, many photos are not clear/small resolution and such, it is acceptable, just because they were taken almost a century ago, and most of them are not in so good quality. Beinecke albums are ones very good source for all good big - qualified and large images.  And not to forget Nicholas' and Olga's albums for years 1907/8 and 1914/5/6, which TatianaZ kindly shared with us.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on December 12, 2009, 04:32:18 AM
Thanks to TatianaZ and the newly digitized albums, I am also considering this one:

(http://s07.radikal.ru/i180/0909/36/97cd8b57add3t.jpg)

The one I really love, though, is of him and Pierre Gilliard on the Standart, where Alexei is looking away from the camera and smiling, rather than at the camera not smiling.  Am tempted to take that and simply edit the background.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on December 12, 2009, 06:53:37 PM
Here is an example of a very nice picture although it is in profile, thoughtful expression without being uncomfortable or unhappy.  Nice clear full figure so boring background could be changed or retouched if necessary:

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/Alexei-7/00114015.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on December 12, 2009, 06:57:16 PM
This one reminds me of a cowboy!

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/Alexei-7/1002105.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on December 12, 2009, 09:32:05 PM
Better resolution:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_Aleksej_oko_1911.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=Aleksej_oko_1911.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on December 12, 2009, 11:27:17 PM
Thanks, Nena!  You are always the greatest for getting the best copies of pictures!  Is this collection (that this picture is from) your own?  Do you know where Empress Alexandra's album from the war years, or other albums I may not have seen, could be found online?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on December 13, 2009, 05:39:34 AM
You are very welcome. Hm, that is not my photo collection. All belong to GARF, or to Beinecke albums, and many other archives. But I have been collection those for many years.  :-[
For Empress' album, see:
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?parent_id=288269&word=romanov&s=1&notword=&d=&c=&f=&k=0&lWord=&lField=&sScope=&sLevel=&sLabel=&snum=0&imgs=20
I hope that link works. If it doesn't, go here : http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm , and put 'Romanov' in search box. Good luck!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on December 13, 2009, 04:20:37 PM
Thanks, I tried both, and all were pictures I'd seen, but I have not entirely given up hope of either finding some I have not seen, or a better copy of one I have seen.  Every day I see one I hadn't before.  I didn't know there were two of these with Gilliard, very nice except just a bit dark.

(http://www.freewebs.com/alyoshasunbeam/1000219.png)

(http://www.freewebs.com/alyoshasunbeam/1000210.png)

Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on December 14, 2009, 06:56:44 AM
Both of them appear in quite larger and fuller versions, at Beinecke Library Albums of Anna Vyrubova.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on December 14, 2009, 06:16:18 PM
Both of them appear in quite larger and fuller versions, at Beinecke Library Albums of Anna Vyrubova.

Thanks, Nena.  I found it in the second album, which is for some reason labeled #3.  I'd overlooked it the first several times due to the background but have now decided it is my favorite.

Grand Duchess Ally very kindly supplied a colorized version.  I have both saved to my hard drive.  The black-and-white scan from Beinecke is 768 x 598, 49 KB, and the color is 615 x 480, 39 KB.  The color is MUCH better-looking and easier to see details.  My issue now (I don't say problem) is enlarging the part of the image to the size I need without losing resolution!  When I make it, that is, the size on the screen that I would want the print to be, it starts to pixillate.  I'd like to find an editing program to smooth parts of the image, even just fill in dots of color here and there.  Unfortunately I have not so far happened across one I can understand and use but will continue to look.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on December 28, 2009, 07:21:53 AM
I would need help with his photo, about the date/place and people who are in it. I only recognize Petrov, Gilliard and Derevenko. Man on the far right reminds me on on Priest I have seen somewhere else, I suppose at Livaida photos.

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_AleksejsaBotkinomGiljardomNagornim1.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=AleksejsaBotkinomGiljardomNagornim1.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Condecontessa on December 28, 2009, 05:25:09 PM
I think the priest is Father Yanishev and I believe the pic was taken in Spala. In the Beinecke Albums, there were similar looking huts just like the one behind the group.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on December 28, 2009, 06:35:48 PM
Father Yanishev was presented on Alexei's Christening. Thank you a lot, I though if that one was taken during the war, but now am certain that it wasn't.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on April 22, 2010, 08:30:43 PM
does anyone have a bigger copy of this amazing photo? I just love it.
(http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy202/blessOTMA/art%20and%20romanovs/th_ANJoy.jpg) (http://s792.photobucket.com/albums/yy202/blessOTMA/art%20and%20romanovs/?action=view&current=ANJoy.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 23, 2010, 07:57:45 AM
Allegedly taken at Tsraskoe Selo in 1917, by Monsieur Gilliard:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/th_74dac937.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/?action=view&current=74dac937.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on April 23, 2010, 01:36:40 PM
Allegedly taken at Tsraskoe Selo in 1917, by Monsieur Gilliard:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/th_74dac937.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/?action=view&current=74dac937.jpg)
Bless you nena! But I was also looking for Alexis and Joy  to be bigger than what I have ...plus could you pm me this picture as I can't capture it from your photobucket account . I'll be painting this...I love it and love makes one greedy. lol! Thank you! 
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tasia on April 24, 2010, 01:02:23 PM
Today I noticed sth interesting! (I never noticed this but today I noticed)!!
(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3231/provef.png)
Alexei is holding a dog - maybe Joy !!!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 24, 2010, 02:02:50 PM
Good eye, well done! You may be correct, it might be Joy. Only I was never certain about what of the GD's she might be?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on April 24, 2010, 04:27:11 PM
It's labeled in House of Special Purpose as Olga, but I've never been 100% sure it's not Tatiana.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on April 24, 2010, 10:40:35 PM
Never noticed Joy getting a ride too before...good catch!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tasia on April 25, 2010, 11:35:35 AM
Thanks, girls !! xD
I think that the GD there can be Olga, Tatiana or Anastasia. I'm 99,8% sure that this GD is Olga!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on April 25, 2010, 03:16:37 PM
Thanks, girls !! xD

I am not a girl.....:D
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tasia on April 25, 2010, 05:46:45 PM
Sorry, nena!!

Thanks everyone! ^^
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: RealAnastasia on April 25, 2010, 11:18:50 PM
My! I've always believed that "Nena" was a girl, since in Spanish, we calls a little girl "nena"...LOL. Sorry, Nena.

Going back to our issue, I've never noticed that the dog was on the sled too! Good catch...I think that the girl who carries the sled could be Anastasia, but I'm not totally sure.

RealAnastasia. 
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on April 26, 2010, 02:27:48 AM
The nose works for neither Tatiana  or Olga really and seems odd. But I think she's too thin for Anastasia. Actually her jaw reminds me of Olga, more than Tatiana. Whoever she is, she's super nice to haul her brother AND Joy about! lol!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on May 19, 2010, 08:59:01 AM
This is an extract from Nicholas' II diary; I can clearly see the date of September 20th (Is it written there?), could these photos have been taken during his bleeding (from navel), just 'six weeks after his birth'? :

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Pisma%20i%20umetnost/th_Nikolajevevdnevnik-Aleksejevorodjen.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Pisma%20i%20umetnost/?action=view&current=Nikolajevevdnevnik-Aleksejevorodjen.jpg)

In English :

A great and unforgettable day for us, during which we were clearly visited by the grace of God. At 1.15 in the afternoon Alix gave birth to a son, whom in prayer we have named Alexei. Everything happened remarkably quickly - at least for me. In the morning I went to visit Mama as usual, after which I went to find Alix for lunch. She was already upstairs, and half an hour afterwards the happy event occurred.
There are no words to thank God enough for sending us this comfort in a time of sore trials!
Dear Alix felt very well. Mama arrived at 2 o'clock and sat with me for a long time before her first meeting with her new grandson. At five o'clock I took the children to a Te Deum, with all the family present. Wrote a mass of telegrams. Misha came from the camp; he said he was now "in retirement." Dined in the bedroom.


Some lines match with the picture, and some don't. Is it because a left page is missing?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on June 15, 2010, 05:37:56 PM
Re: Reply #254 and "nena":  I realize that this is an older thread and that you probably have already received the correct answer to your question about the photo of the Heir and the cadets, M. and A.  IMO, the top circular photo is "borrowed" from the original well-known photo taken on a vessel in the Dnieper, 1916. There are, of course, a series of photos from this time and location.   Regards,  AP.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on June 21, 2010, 07:12:01 PM
Does anyone have a picture of Alexei were he's sitting on what looks like the deck of a ship, with a couple of kittens? I saw it in a video with a bunch of other pictures, but the quality was kinda grainy.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: EmmyLee on June 21, 2010, 07:58:58 PM
This one?

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/visga/NAOTMAA/Animals/th_1002032.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/visga/NAOTMAA/Animals/?action=view&current=1002032.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s).
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on June 21, 2010, 08:14:41 PM
Yup!  ;D Thanks, I thought it was really cute when I saw it, and wanted to get a better look at it.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: JonC on June 26, 2010, 02:23:52 PM
I don't know if this question has been asked before but did Alexei have a widow's beak hairline on his forehead? JonC.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on June 26, 2010, 02:26:11 PM
Did you mean widow's peak?
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: JonC on June 26, 2010, 06:20:36 PM
Yes, I'm sorry for the spelling. I guess you didn't know the answer.
 
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on June 26, 2010, 06:52:55 PM
I just wanted to make sure I was understanding what you were asking a 100% before I answered and then you end up with the wrong one. I don't think Alexei had a widow's peak. When his hair was on the longish side and went over his forehead if he had one you couldn't tell, and I just looked at a picture of him where he had his head shaved while he was in captivity I believe and he didn't have one as best as I could tell. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tasia on June 26, 2010, 09:06:14 PM
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheiro:AlexeiOlgaRus.jpg
I don't think so... But I'm not sure!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on June 26, 2010, 09:21:17 PM
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheiro:AlexeiOlgaRus.jpg
I don't think so... But I'm not sure!
He has his usual bangs there , so it would be hard to tell. I have seen a photo of him where it looks like his hair was just washed and it was combed away from his forehead and I didn't see a widow's peak there . 
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on June 26, 2010, 09:33:30 PM
One of the pics I was looking at to see if I could tell was the one where he's in what looks like a lake and his head is shaved. Do you know which one I'm talking about? 'Cause I was looking at it and it didn't really look like Alexei had a widow's peak, but I don't know.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: JonC on June 26, 2010, 10:41:24 PM
Thanks for looking. I hope someone finds a clear photo of his forehead with his hair combed back. JonC.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on June 27, 2010, 07:28:19 AM
This isn't a great quality image, but it looks for all the world as if his hair's been recently buzzed -- no widow's peak, IMO:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/th_APcaptivity.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/?action=view&current=APcaptivity.jpg)


Also, this was taken in the summer of 1917:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/th_alpond2st.gif) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/?action=view&current=alpond2st.gif)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on June 27, 2010, 09:50:45 AM
excellent examples Sarushka, thanks!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on June 27, 2010, 11:17:16 AM
That bottom pick was actually the one I was looking at too. Well now I know I'm not the only one who thinks it looks like he doesn't have a widow's peak.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: JonC on June 27, 2010, 01:36:03 PM
This isn't a great quality image, but it looks for all the world as if his hair's been recently buzzed -- no widow's peak, IMO:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/th_APcaptivity.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/?action=view&current=APcaptivity.jpg)


Also, this was taken in the summer of 1917:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/th_alpond2st.gif) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/?action=view&current=alpond2st.gif)

I'm sorry, I don't mean to be contesting but in the bottom photo I do see a widow's peak. The top photo and others on this page are just too fuzzy to make out. JonC.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Dust_of_History on June 27, 2010, 02:28:42 PM
For me, this is not a widow's peak but a long strand of hair. I have never seen pictures of Alexei having a widow's peak.

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9358/screenshot2706.th.jpg) (http://img706.imageshack.us/i/screenshot2706.jpg/)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on June 28, 2010, 01:24:27 AM
If someone can direct me to a thread of Joy  and  Alexei Nicholaievich photos and/or just Joy photos, I'd be most grateful. Thanks
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Dust_of_History on June 28, 2010, 05:46:19 AM
There aren't many photos in this thread but that's the only link I could find.

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=1940.15

Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on June 28, 2010, 08:10:46 AM
There aren't many photos in this thread but that's the only link I could find.
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=1940.15
within that thread is a link to an excellent thread on the topic of Imperial pets put together by the amazing AGRBear  called: Imp. Family/Romanov's Family's Pets Links List http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=2541.0  So thank you again! :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Gorseheart on July 19, 2010, 02:09:10 AM
Does anyone have the picture of Alexei driving Nicholas around with his little Mercedes? I'd be most grateful! Thanks!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on July 19, 2010, 06:11:27 AM
I remember only one taken in 1913 by Pierre Gilliard:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_aleksejcinimisevoziautozz9.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=aleksejcinimisevoziautozz9.jpg)
(I believe I've seen the fuller version)

But I don't know if a man is Nicholas. Most likely not.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Gorseheart on September 14, 2010, 11:41:57 AM
Does anyone have this in better quality and size? I would love to draw it.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs624.snc4/58481_125622797489177_100001243721938_150119_1295357_n.jpg
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: AGRBear on September 30, 2010, 11:14:45 AM
(http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/876/agfascanwise16uc.th.jpg) (http://img389.imageshack.us/my.php?image=agfascanwise16uc.jpg)

When was this photo taken? 

Sorry if this has been asked earlier.   

AGRBear
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Condecontessa on September 30, 2010, 06:11:18 PM
I'd say either 1909 or 1910.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: AGRBear on October 03, 2010, 01:56:48 PM
Then the Springer Spaniel in the photo isn't Joy, since I've been told that he wasn't given to Alexei until or about 1913. 

Anyone have any information on this particular dog which is seen in the photo?

Thanks.

AGRBear
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Condecontessa on October 04, 2010, 06:41:05 PM
No information from here but I'm speculating that the pic was taken at Livadia.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Tsarya on December 09, 2010, 04:04:13 PM
I'm wondering who are the two boys on this picture... if anyone knows... ;)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs215.snc3/22232_279253514901_276431039901_3406281_5631396_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Dust_of_History on December 09, 2010, 04:59:57 PM
The two boys are the sons of Alexandra's brother Ernst Ludwig, Georg Donatus (left) and Ludwig (right).
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Gorseheart on December 20, 2010, 01:34:07 AM
Is this Tobolsk? Is this the supposed Snow Mountain that was knocked over?

(http://nd02.jxs.cz/491/673/bd04d38559_56920839_u.jpg)
(http://nd02.jxs.cz/365/986/02d0ab5257_56920829_v1.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on December 20, 2010, 08:12:49 AM
This is the Alexander Park, probably around 1915-16.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on December 20, 2010, 01:23:12 PM
This is the Alexander Park, probably around 1915-16.

Yes, I believe so. Hmmm, could it be also the end of 1914, early 1915? What reminds me on the anecdote when Alexei hit his sister Anastasia with snow-ball, what happened sometime in 1916.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Gorseheart on December 20, 2010, 09:42:04 PM
To me, Alexei's outfit looks of those from 1917.
The hat at least. (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/AlexeiNicholas1917.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on June 02, 2011, 07:40:19 AM
Are these formals from the same session?

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Formals/th_Aleksei2.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Formals/?action=view&current=Aleksei2.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Formals/th_Aleksei5.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Formals/?action=view&current=Aleksei5.jpg)

I've always filed the ones with the book & table as 1913, and the ones in the wingback chair as 1914, but in all honesty that's an arbitrary division on my part. I really have no idea.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: nena on June 02, 2011, 09:17:03 AM
Me neither -- I have always been trying to figure out is that the same session or not. I have seen the first one even labeled as '1912', but I disagree with that. I think that the first one must have been taken at early 1913 on. I once read on GARF (on regarding the second one, that it was taken in 1914). I will have to check once again deeply.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on June 02, 2011, 10:41:44 AM
I can't help thinking they must be different sessions, if only because it's hard to believe that Aleksei might not have been photographed in 1914 when so many pictures of his sisters  were being taken.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on June 02, 2011, 10:57:14 AM
He looks slightly older to me in the photos with the book...but that's merely an opinion of course....but his face  looks slightly more angular 
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on June 02, 2011, 02:08:44 PM
He looks slightly older to me in the photos with the book...but that's merely an opinion of course....but his face  looks slightly more angular 

Maybe I've got them dated backwards!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Condecontessa on June 02, 2011, 02:17:09 PM
Maybe the furniture can help with the dating. In my opinion it's the same session because of the way his bangs were styled. Exactly the same to me.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on June 02, 2011, 10:22:03 PM
Maybe the furniture can help with the dating. In my opinion it's the same session because of the way his bangs were styled. Exactly the same to me.
That's an excellent point....looking at the background, imo the table , flowers and  curatin are the same in AN's photo as in the 1913 family photo...etc. Making those 1913...I'm thinking the two sets  are the same year, just diffrent set ups ( backgrounds)  and his 1914 formals haven't come down to us yet?....or if diffrent  years , the table /book ones are 1913 and the chair, 1914....there is no curatin in those...it's "open"  to the room like the girl's 1914 photos 

(http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy202/blessOTMA/Romanov%20postings/th_najboljaslika1913.jpg) (http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy202/blessOTMA/Romanov%20postings/najboljaslika1913.jpg)

Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on June 02, 2011, 10:30:09 PM
Oops!  Just saw something else...the chair AF is sitting in the family portrait is the same as the one Alexei is sitting in...case closed:  both sets of AN photos are 1913 imo

 
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on June 03, 2011, 02:12:48 AM
Here is the table, book and chair together...so we know both sets of poses belong to one session....imo 1913. I think he was more relaxed in the chair photos and therefore seemed "younger"  to me. So Condecontessa  the  furniture  helped indeed! =)

(http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy202/blessOTMA/Romanov%20postings/th_ANAF.jpg) (http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy202/blessOTMA/Romanov%20postings/ANAF.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Condecontessa on June 03, 2011, 08:09:51 AM
And thank you for posting the wonderful pic above. Actually, I actually learned the furniture idea from Sarushka's previous posts years ago, so the credit goes to Sarushka :)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sarushka on June 03, 2011, 08:40:44 AM
Certainly the photos of Aleksei with the table and book match the setup shown in the 1913 Aleksei/Alix pose you posted -- even the table cloth is a clear match to the NAOTMAA group photo.

However, I can't resist playing devil's advocate for a minute. IMO the upholstery on the chair isn't a 100% guarantee that Aleksei's solo wingback photos are also from 1913. The same furniture often appears in different formal sessions. For example, the bench Anastasia is sitting on in the 1913 NAOTMAA formals was used by Aleksei in the 1906 session and again by Tatiana in 1916. Likewise another chair used by Aleksei as a toddler in 1906 reappears in 1910, 1913, and 1914.

Another possible clue...
In this photo, there's no background curtain like there is in 1913 -- instead, the wallpaper matching the chair is clearly visible:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Formals/th_Aleksei5-2.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Formals/?action=view&current=Aleksei5-2.jpg)

Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: blessOTMA on June 03, 2011, 01:08:52 PM
lol! I think it's much earlier to pull back a curtain and take another set of photos than it would be to  set up the same flowers, cloth ,and chair a year later  =)  The same furniture appears in the Big Pair's  1913 court dress photos ,( chair, table ) that appreas  the whole OTMA 1914 photos and even in the OTMA  1916 photos ( the sofa of the set instead of the chair ) ....seems alot of the AP formal  photos were taken in AF's corner drawing room....seeing  the same furniture then over the years isn't unexpected...seeing the same flowers and book a year apart would be imo
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Condecontessa on June 04, 2011, 10:18:13 AM
ANother to thing to consider is Alexei's pose. The latest pic that Sarushka posted, you can see the awkward way his knee bends indicate 1913 due to the 1912 accident.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Gorseheart on July 12, 2011, 12:06:43 PM
Does anyone, perhaps, have a large version of this? Thank you all!

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/Alexei-7/abalcon.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Gorseheart on July 14, 2011, 01:04:47 AM
Or this? DANKE! <3
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZsro-E-Se319x0hbIFJC3fNofqWBx6gfugT8K1q9naoQqSd1W&t=1)
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: SweetAngels on July 14, 2011, 02:11:01 AM
A bigger size of the one of Alexei and his Mama:

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/OTMAAfan91/Alexei%20Nicholaevich%20Romanov/th_1001308-1.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/OTMAAfan91/Alexei%20Nicholaevich%20Romanov/?action=view&current=1001308-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Gorseheart on July 14, 2011, 02:21:55 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Sunny on July 14, 2011, 07:09:15 AM
i like it, it's so sweet.
Title: Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
Post by: Alixz on July 14, 2011, 08:59:37 AM
#335

I think that photo is from 1917 or early 1918.  I have seen photos of Alexei sawing wood with his father before and from the height of Alexei it has to be sometime after the abdication.

The winter of 1917 - 1918 was spent in Tobolsk and Alexei grew considerably taller because he had been well for some time.  His next accident didn't happen until just before Nicholas and Alexandra and Marie left for "Moscow" and ended up in Yekaterinburg.

In these picture of him sawing wood with his father he looks quite the young man in height and weight.  Most certainly 13 going on 14 as that is the time when young men begin their growth spurts.
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Post by: SweetAngels on July 14, 2011, 01:59:35 PM
Thanks!

You are so welcome. :)
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Post by: nena on May 30, 2012, 10:41:12 AM
Hello guys, I wanted to hear your opinion about this Alexei's photo? Could this one be taken at captivity at Tsarskoe Selo in 1917:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_49910669_The_Children_Islands_Bridge.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=49910669_The_Children_Islands_Bridge.jpg)

I am asking simply because the Heir was wearing the same uniform like in this one :

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/th_RA8-Vk2J-1.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/?action=view&current=RA8-Vk2J-1.jpg)

And the place is the same. Well , there are two possible options : - either these were both taken in 1917 (the second one surely was, it is in Anastasia's 1917 album) at the same time/place, or the first one was taken somewhere during the war. What do you think? There are several photos of Heir taken in 1917, with the same uniform, this included :

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/th_RA8-Vk2U.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/?action=view&current=RA8-Vk2U.jpg)
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Post by: blessOTMA on May 30, 2012, 11:54:00 AM
I believe they were taken in captivity at Tsarskoe Selo in 1917. The fact the 2nd one is in Anastasia's 1917 album, helps greatly because other wise I would wonder if this was 1916.

I think the two photos at the bridge to Children's Island featuring Alexis ,were taken the same day...and  the sunlight tells us, very close in time. The one with the  Imp on AP's  Circuital Hall terrance ,could have been taken that day as well and very likely was .... But this had to be early on in captivity since Alexi's has his small rifle in the photo with Anastasia and we know that was taken away at some point.

In the first photo, the guard is using a type of pump that seems to be taking canal water and spraying someone off camera with a small hose   ...well you KNOW Alexis wants to be in on that...he's climbing  the bridge as fast as possible to join the guard and I'm sure,  ask to use the hose himself ( on someone of course!)   lol! I imagine it was gas powered and just started up and proved it can spray very well lol! AN would have been there from the start if they knew it would work so well imo

I love these photos of course...thanks for posting!
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Post by: edubs31 on May 30, 2012, 12:37:39 PM
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I think the two photos at the bridge to Children's Island featuring Alexis ,were taken the same day...and  the sunlight tells us, very close in time. The one with the  Imp on AP's  Circuital Hall terrance ,could have been taken that day as well and very likely was .... But this had to be early on in captivity since Alexi's has his small rifle in the photo with Anastasia and we know that was taken away at some point.

It looks reasonably warm and comfortable outside judging from their attire. Perhaps May or early June? According to Nicholas's diary the "Alexei rifle incident" happened on June 16th, but I believe he was keeping all of his dates in "Old Style" so it actually would have occurred on June 29th. I believe I saw June 16th being the day of the head shavings. I'm guessing that's June 16th "New Style" since I'd have a hard time believing both things would have occurred on the same day. This gives around three months of captivity for those photos to be taken A) showing Alexei with rifle in tow, and B) showing Anastasia with a full head of hair.

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I love these photos of course...thanks for posting!

Me too Nena...really great to have them altogether whether they've been seen before or not. Paints a joyous picture!
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Post by: blessOTMA on May 30, 2012, 12:46:14 PM
Now I am wondering about that photo with Alexis and Anastasia...they both looked tanned,( certainly he looks more so than in the bridge photos so it's at least another day  )  the awnings  are up, he has his gun... hmmmmm...perhaps that was taken in 1916. Imp has on a similar  outfit from the Petehof photo( though with diffrent stockings) and Alexis looks a bit younger
(http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy202/blessOTMA/AP%20Postings%202/th_imppeterhof.jpg) (http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy202/blessOTMA/AP%20Postings%202/imppeterhof.jpg)

Oh while I was typing I see edubs31 posted! Thank you for working out the time frames! ...always a challenge for me!
Amazing AN got to keep his rifle that long!
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Post by: edubs31 on May 30, 2012, 01:00:31 PM
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Now I am wondering about that photo with Alexis and Anastasia...they both looked tanned,( certainly he looks more so than in the bridge photos so it's at least another day  )  the awnings  are up, he has his gun... hmmmmm...perhaps that was taken in 1916. Imp has on a similar  outfit from the Petehof photo( though with diffrent stockings) and Alexis looks a bit younger

Interesting. Yeah it could easily be 1916 I suppose although the Imp looks a little more grown in that photo with Alexei than the one you just posted here BlessOTMA. Of course it's hard to really analyze the age differences between two relatively blurry black & white photos shot from a distance and having been taken probably no more than a year apart...

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Oh while I was typing I see edubs31 posted! Thank you for working out the time frames! ...always a challenge for me!
Amazing AN got to keep his rifle that long!

My pleasure :-) And yes Alexei must have kept his rifle pretty well concealed if this photo was taken during captivity. Or maybe he just didn't bother wearing and playing with it outside until the weather warmed up. Average temps in St. Petersburg are over 60 in May and approaching 70 in June, but below 50 in April and typically quite chilly in March...
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Post by: Sarushka on May 30, 2012, 04:52:44 PM

I am asking simply because the Heir was wearing the same uniform like in this one :

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/th_RA8-Vk2J-1.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/?action=view&current=RA8-Vk2J-1.jpg)

And the place is the same. Well , there are two possible options : - either these were both taken in 1917 (the second one surely was, it is in Anastasia's 1917 album) at the same time/place, or the first one was taken somewhere during the war. What do you think? There are several photos of Heir taken in 1917, with the same uniform, this included :

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/th_RA8-Vk2U.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Zarobljenistvo/?action=view&current=RA8-Vk2U.jpg)

Both of these photos were taken in captivity at Tsarskoe Selo. They appear on the same page of Anastasia's 1917 photo album, visible on page 360 of Nicholas & Alexandra: The Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=26).
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Post by: edubs31 on May 30, 2012, 06:00:53 PM
And there you have it! Thanks Sarah :-)
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Post by: Ally Kumari on May 02, 2014, 01:22:32 AM
Somebody please remind me which Xenia boys are in this picture?

(https://24.media.tumblr.com/86c3a10aa26005fe294c673a2b2b18b5/tumblr_n4wgtszcIK1tw2zo1o4_1280.jpg)
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Post by: nena on May 02, 2014, 08:03:49 AM
Boys on the sledge: Sitting, from far left - Rostislav and Nikita. Behind them - from left : Vasili (standing) and Dmitri.
(I am almost sure for Nikita and Rostislav - Alexei adored him for most, once Alexei said to them (I mean to all his siblings, Xenia's sons): '' You all can go home'', since Rostislav didn't come at the palace at Livadia. :-D).
I had always thoght that Kolia Derevenko was present in the photo, but it seems he was not.

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Post by: blessOTMA on May 06, 2014, 11:26:45 AM
Xenia boys British tutor , Mr. Stewart, left 25 photo albums in a museum in Bradford England, which they just rediscovered...undoubtedly a treasure trove for those  interested in Xenia's family.  I'm hoping someday a relative of Gibbs will  find  something similar  in a forgotten trunk.  It's hard to believe photos were not sent home for family viewing  during his years as tutor
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Post by: Ikalgo on September 04, 2014, 03:32:21 PM
Can anyone tell me what they're actually doing in this photo? I assume it was taken in Mogilev around 1916.

(http://i.imgur.com/u3bGdisl.jpg)
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Post by: nena on September 04, 2014, 06:42:24 PM
He was playing on somthing like swing tire, I assume. He used to wrote "Today I played in the (city) garden" in Mogilev during 1916.
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Post by: Ikalgo on September 04, 2014, 07:20:42 PM
Thanks. I was curious because the angles make it look like both swings are attached to the same thing, so I was wondering how it worked.
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Post by: nena on September 04, 2014, 08:08:59 PM
Thanks. I was curious because the angles make it look like both swings are attached to the same thing, so I was wondering how it worked.
You are welcome. Actually you are right, both swings are attached to the one trunk. In the book Tsesarevich (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=46) you will find the fuller photo.

The same play:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/th_alal_zpsc2f12879.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/user/nemanjapr/media/alal_zpsc2f12879.jpg.html)

The swings Alexei played on, worked something like this, exactly like you described (GD Ella is in the photo):

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/th_al6_zps5324d990.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/user/nemanjapr/media/al6_zps5324d990.jpg.html)

(Click on the photos). I am glad I helped you. ;-)
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Post by: Ikalgo on September 04, 2014, 08:28:44 PM
Ah, I see. Thanks again. I imagine I'd end up going face first into the trunk if I ever found myself on one.
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Post by: DNAgenie on September 05, 2014, 07:11:54 PM
I used to play on a swing like that in the local park when I was a kid. It had a number of ropes attached and they could all move freely round the top of the pole, so if you had several people on different ropes, and everyone ran round in the same direction, you left your feet, and we would all swing out and round a at a great pace.  Terrific fun, and felt like flying!  I hadn't thought about it for years.