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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #330 on: December 09, 2010, 04:04:13 PM »
I'm wondering who are the two boys on this picture... if anyone knows... ;)

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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #331 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).

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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #332 on: December 20, 2010, 01:34:07 AM »
Is this Tobolsk? Is this the supposed Snow Mountain that was knocked over?


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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #333 on: December 20, 2010, 08:12:49 AM »
This is the Alexander Park, probably around 1915-16.
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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #334 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.
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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #335 on: December 20, 2010, 09:42:04 PM »
To me, Alexei's outfit looks of those from 1917.
The hat at least.
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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #336 on: June 02, 2011, 07:40:19 AM »
Are these formals from the same session?



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.
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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #337 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.
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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #338 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.
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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #339 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 

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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #340 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!
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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #341 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.

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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #342 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 




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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #343 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

 

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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #344 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! =)


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