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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Photographs III
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:09:14 AM »


Tatiana and Olga, Livadia, 1907.

Olga is smiling at her sister while Tatiana looks to be running with a hand over her mouth.

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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Possible Marriage Candidates
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:37:20 AM »
I know this thread is old but have we checked to see if any other royal couple considered Anastasia as a bride for one of their sons because:

If one is to believe all that one hears, Queen Alexandrine would be most happy if circumstances proved favourable to an alliance between her eldest son, the present Crown Prince of Denmark, and one of the younger daughters of her cousin the Tsar. Such an alliance would bring to her house a princess who, of all those whom her boy could marry, would be the one that Denmark would acclaim with the greatest joy.

The Royal Marriage Market of Europe, 1915.

If this is true then we know that Alexandrine had Maria and Anastasia down as suitable and likely spouses for her son.

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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia Pictures V
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:04:50 AM »


Grand Duchess Anastasia with her mother, Alexandra and two nurses when Anastasia had diphtheria. 1907.

Anastasia either has her hair up or has it cut, maybe because the medicine made it fall out?

Oh wow, I never knew Anastasia had Diphtheria.

Yep. Luckily Alexandra noticed it rather early and quickly and was able to contain it so it didn't effect Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Alexei. Her early experiences with the disease sure came in handy when it hit her household.

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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia Pictures V
« on: January 06, 2018, 10:10:34 PM »


Grand Duchess Anastasia with her mother, Alexandra and two nurses when Anastasia had diphtheria. 1907.

Anastasia either has her hair up or has it cut, maybe because the medicine made it fall out?

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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia Pictures V
« on: December 29, 2017, 08:29:43 AM »


Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and a few soldiers picking flowers for White Flower Day near a Water Tower (which is still there today), Crimea, March 1914.

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria's Tonsil Operation
« on: December 28, 2017, 07:47:15 AM »
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why did she need her tonsils removed anyway? Did she have tonsillitis during that time?

Well, I'm no medical expert, but that's usually the reason they remove tonsils. 

But wouldn't have Alexandra mentioned it somewhere that Maria had tonsillitis; if she wrote in letters to Nicholas and in her diary about the girls on M. Becker I'm pretty sure she would have mentioned this but I can't find her writing about it anywhere.

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Maria Nicholaievna / Maria's Tonsil Operation
« on: December 27, 2017, 12:31:05 PM »
Was Maria put to sleep when this was being done? I don't know much about medical procedures in the early 1910s but I know chloroform existed, but how would that be able to hold her mouth open for it to be done? There's no other mention of anyone else other than Alexandra and the doctor being in the room, unless they used chloroform on her and they either used some sort of device to hold her mouth open or Alexandra herself held her jaw open, and why did she need her tonsils removed anyway? Did she have tonsillitis during that time?

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Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga Photographs IV
« on: December 17, 2017, 01:29:40 AM »


That is the official 'Olga 'Hello I'm your guidance counsellor and I'm here to talk about your plans for the future' Nikolaevna Romanova' sitting position.

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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia Pictures V
« on: December 17, 2017, 01:25:06 AM »
At this time, fathers learned to their children how to smoke

Tsar Nicholas II jokingly allows his daughter, the Grand Duchess Anastasia, to smoke.


Actually Nicholas allowed his daughters to smoke; giving them cigarettes which they said were gifts, and would smoke them happily. I think there's a picture of Olga smoking too. But yeah, they didn't smoke them jokingly. Maybe for this picture, as Anastasia may have been a bit too young for the time, but I don't think Nicholas is letting her jokingly allow her to smoke in this picture.

There are some photos from 1915/16 with the girls lying in a bale of hay and one of them (Anastasia I think) was smoking. I don't think anyone yet understood the health risks that smoking presented back at that time.


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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia Pictures V
« on: December 13, 2017, 10:58:31 PM »
so where are These Ladys ? princess or Lady in Waitings from Alexandra ?



Livadia possibly? Most likely lady-in-waitings to Alexandra, but I just noticed the look the other lady gives each other after Anastasia begins grilling the lady in front of her. It's the look two people give each other when they see 'drama' or an argument that includes an insult that is hilarious but you can't burst out laughing in front of them, so you give each other a look then look or move away to stifle a laugh.

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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia Pictures V
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:06:41 PM »


I have no idea what Anastasia is doing or pointing at, but her continuous head tilts look like she's trying to interrogate the woman in front of her.

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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia Pictures V
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:14:10 AM »
At this time, fathers learned to their children how to smoke

Tsar Nicholas II jokingly allows his daughter, the Grand Duchess Anastasia, to smoke.


Actually Nicholas allowed his daughters to smoke; giving them cigarettes which they said were gifts, and would smoke them happily. I think there's a picture of Olga smoking too. But yeah, they didn't smoke them jokingly. Maybe for this picture, as Anastasia may have been a bit too young for the time, but I don't think Nicholas is letting her jokingly allow her to smoke in this picture.

There are some photos from 1915/16 with the girls lying in a bale of hay and one of them (Anastasia I think) was smoking. I don't think anyone yet understood the health risks that smoking presented back at that time.

I think that's the picture I mentioned of Olga smoking but no, they didn't know.

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Maria and Anastasia would love Facebook.

I'm trying to find the post somewhere, where I talk about what their Twitters would be as it kind of would be the same but with a few differences. But here's one:



Describe all their reactions! I'll weigh in soon but I'm currently trying not to fall asleep.

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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia Pictures V
« on: December 10, 2017, 02:00:23 PM »
At this time, fathers learned to their children how to smoke

Tsar Nicholas II jokingly allows his daughter, the Grand Duchess Anastasia, to smoke.


Actually Nicholas allowed his daughters to smoke; giving them cigarettes which they said were gifts, and would smoke them happily. I think there's a picture of Olga smoking too. But yeah, they didn't smoke them jokingly. Maybe for this picture, as Anastasia may have been a bit too young for the time, but I don't think Nicholas is letting her jokingly allow her to smoke in this picture.

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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Fake Tatiana
« on: December 09, 2017, 03:36:15 PM »
Vague resemblance ,but not much . Just another one to add to the collection of rubbish imposters (ie all of them). Isn't it seemingly easier for females to pass themselves off as other females ,as opposed to males attempting to do the same ?

Is there any evidence that this woman even claimed to be her? It's like people calling Larissa Tudor insane for claiming to be Tatiana, but she never did, someone else dragged her into the Romanov claimant pool just because she looked like her.

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