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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Maria Nicholaievna => Topic started by: Lady Macduff on January 24, 2013, 10:32:09 AM

Title: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: Lady Macduff on January 24, 2013, 10:32:09 AM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img152/8708/tumblrm6h2r69pg21rrzvsu.jpg)

I guess you could call this a Romanov pet peeve of mine. Every source I've seen labels the girl in this photo as Anastasia, but it looks much more like Maria to me. Usually I trust the sources, but I'm really unsure about this one. Anybody else think it looks more like Maria?
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: edubs31 on January 24, 2013, 11:35:15 AM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img152/8708/tumblrm6h2r69pg21rrzvsu.jpg)

I guess you could call this a Romanov pet peeve of mine. Every source I've seen labels the girl in this photo as Anastasia, but it looks much more like Maria to me. Usually I trust the sources, but I'm really unsure about this one. Anybody else think it looks more like Maria?

lol, it took me a moment there to realize there was an actual person in this photo...I thought you may have been joking.

Is there anyway to get a smaller image of this where the pixels or so blown up. Right now it looks like it could be anyone to me, although I do see where both Marie and Anastasia would be most likely out of OTMA.
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: Georgiy on January 24, 2013, 12:54:58 PM
I don't think I have ever seen this picture before. Where is it from? It looks more like Anastasia to me, but with the picture quality it is hard to say.
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: Lady Macduff on January 24, 2013, 04:00:48 PM
I came across it on Tumblr. Looks like the deck of a ship and sailing attire, probably Standart or Polar Star.
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: Rodney_G. on January 24, 2013, 06:02:14 PM
Anastasia or Tatiana, to me.
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: Lady Macduff on January 24, 2013, 06:35:07 PM
The mouth is what's leading me to say Maria.
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: Sarushka on January 24, 2013, 08:48:42 PM
Here's the full photo:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Anastasia/th_anastasiadollie_zps10b41ffd.jpg) (http://s7.beta.photobucket.com/user/sarahelizabethii/media/Romanov/Anastasia/anastasiadollie_zps10b41ffd.jpg.html)

I got this scan from Lanie a number of years ago, but I know I've seen it in print since. Possibly in Alexandrov (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=80)? If I recall correctly it was identified as Anastasia aboard the Kaiser's yacht.
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: Sarushka on January 24, 2013, 08:53:15 PM
If I recall correctly it was identified as Anastasia aboard the Kaiser's yacht.

Correction: I've just run across a photo of the IF aboard the Hohenzollern, and this is definitely NOT it!
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: Lady Macduff on January 24, 2013, 08:54:01 PM
Looks more like Anastasia in the far away shot. Either way that doll is terrifying.
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: Jen_94 on February 08, 2013, 12:08:57 PM
99% sure that is Anastasia! That doll is so huge! What doll is it? Is it a chef or something? I cannot tell...
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: ANR13 on February 08, 2013, 01:58:14 PM
There is just something about the face that makes me think that it is not AN...I would personally consider it to be Maria, but it is difficult to tell.
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: pastpalacelife on February 08, 2013, 02:44:53 PM
looks like olga to me
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: Lady Macduff on February 08, 2013, 04:25:29 PM
LOL. Now we have at least one vote for each grand duchess? Do I hear Alexei?
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: nena on February 09, 2013, 06:28:16 PM
Do I hear Alexei?
Yes. :D

Kidding. I saw that scan Sarushka posted, I think that it was scanned from a Russian book, since it seems that I recognize the cyrillic on the photo - what I want to say? That if the Russian book   says that the girl is Anastasia, it is most likely correct, since the GARF has excellent descriptions and they're rarely wrong.

EDIT: When I look better, I doubt if the girl was Maria...? But I have seen more often little Anastasia's photos on the yachts than little-Maria's.
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: Jen_94 on February 09, 2013, 06:52:38 PM
Could be Alexei ;)

In all seriousness, sometimes, it is hard to tell what GD it is in the photo, as they look so similar to one another!
Title: Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
Post by: GDSophie on September 20, 2016, 11:30:30 AM
Wow, Alexei, what long hair you have! :D

I can't see the blown up picture or see the small one close enough to identify which sister it is, but I do think it's Maria from the height, but it could be either Maria or Anastasia. If they're aboard the Kaiser's yacht, which year were they visiting him? It would be easier as we can identify which sisters were wearing their hair down at that time to narrow the selection down.