Author Topic: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?  (Read 40624 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Grand Duchess Valeria

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 270
    • View Profile
Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« on: July 31, 2009, 12:51:30 AM »
I have not yet seen any pictures where Alexandra is pregnant with one of her children. I know that the fashion in this time were enshrouding the body, but aren't there any fotos of her like of Natalia Brassova (wife of Grand Duke Mikhail)? Would be nice, if you could help me... :-)
And when he shall die, // Take him and cut him out in little starres, // And he will make the Face of heaven so fine, // That all the world will be in Love with night, // And pay no worship to the Garish Sun.

RomanovsFan4Ever

  • Guest
Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 03:22:36 AM »
In this one she was pregnant with Grand Duchess Maria.



Offline Yelena Aleksandrovna

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 3730
    • View Profile
    • *Glitter Of The Past*
Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 07:08:57 PM »
Wow!!! New for me. I never thought that there were photos of Alexandra pregnant
Are there more??

Offline nena

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2927
  • But every spring smells like you.
    • View Profile
Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009, 07:49:35 PM »
There is one of her too, pregnant with GD Maria, from Sokolov's book investigation.



They were in mourning dress in 1899, due to sudden death of GD Gregory Alexandrovich  at Abass - Tuman, Alix is wearing black. 
-Ars longa, vita brevis -
Mathematics, art and history in ♥

Offline Ally Kumari

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 3095
    • View Profile
    • Imperial Russia
Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 04:17:51 AM »
Georgiy died after Maria was born, didnīt he?

Offline Tina Laroche

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 361
  • Give My Love To All Who Remember Me ~ Olga N.R.
    • View Profile
Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 05:49:15 AM »
Georgiy died after Maria was born, didnīt he?

As far as I know - Marie was born in June, and he died in August...

Edit: I think someone (can't remember who it was right now) once said that the pic posted in reply #1 was taken on May 5th, 1899. *undecided*

Second edit: I'm not sure about the year of this one, but still:

« Last Edit: August 04, 2009, 06:13:40 AM by *Tina* »

Offline Yelena Aleksandrovna

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 3730
    • View Profile
    • *Glitter Of The Past*
Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009, 06:39:41 PM »
This photo about pregnant Alexandra is very interesting, well because there aren’t too much photos of her in that condition, how many months of pregnancy had she in that photo? Are there more about her other pregnancies of Olga, Tatiana, Anastasia and Alexei? Thank you for start that topic is very interesting.

Offline nena

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2927
  • But every spring smells like you.
    • View Profile
Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009, 06:49:18 PM »
Georgiy died after Maria was born, didnīt he?

Indeed. Anyway, she did wear black in 1899. My mistake, sorry to everybody. I have never seen any photo of her pregnancies with OTAA. Or at least, I can't recognize well.
-Ars longa, vita brevis -
Mathematics, art and history in ♥

Offline Georgiy

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2022
  • Slava v vyshnikh Bogu
    • View Profile
Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 10:40:30 PM »
There was a thread about this some time ago - maybe one of the Moderators can link this one to the original pregnancy photo thread.

Offline Carolath Habsburg

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 4809
  • As seen on TUMBLR!
    • View Profile
    • Victorian & edwardian roleplay in spanish!
Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2009, 11:04:26 PM »
Yeah.I thought that too, but yerterday i looked for it using the search engine and i couldnt find it. Maybe it was merged with another one?

Courtesy of Grand Duchess Ally

"...Пусть он землю бережет родную, А любовь Катюша сбережет....". Grand Duchess Ekaterina Fyodorovna to Grand Duke Georgiy Alexandrovich. 1914

Join the cause "We want an Ignore button

Offline Yelena Aleksandrovna

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 3730
    • View Profile
    • *Glitter Of The Past*
Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2009, 01:08:26 PM »
Thank you very much for the information :-) Is new for me, again, interesting topic

Offline Grand Duchess Valeria

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 270
    • View Profile
Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2009, 02:37:46 AM »
You are welcome, Your Imperial Highness Alzbeta  :D
And when he shall die, // Take him and cut him out in little starres, // And he will make the Face of heaven so fine, // That all the world will be in Love with night, // And pay no worship to the Garish Sun.

Alixz

  • Guest
Re: Photos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2009, 10:47:28 AM »
During "spring cleaning"  a lot of photos were merged into other threads.

At the time it seemed a wise thing to do.

The problem was that so many pictures were being duplicated in thread after thread but being called by another title.  Alix - pregnant or Alix smiling or Alix with Rasputin or Alix with ???

But the photos were all the same and took up too much space.

Take some time and look through the threads of photos and if you find any that can be identified, let me know and I will title them were they are.

Thanks,Alixz

Offline CountessKate

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1085
    • View Profile
Re: Fotos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2009, 07:34:59 AM »
Just very generally, in those days pregnancy was something to be hidden, not shown - it is surprising that there still exist any photos of Alexandra visibly pregnant.  Queen Victoria wouldn't have dreamt of going out in public at such a time - it is one of the major reasons why she became so dependent on Prince Albert who effectively took over the functions of sovereign due to her frequent pregnancies.  And the fashions of 1890-1904 were in fact not very condusive to hiding pregnancy, with their emphasis on tight waists - even tea gowns were gathered in the middle, and anyway you couldn't wear them except in the late afternoon.

Alixz

  • Guest
Re: Photos of Alexandra's pregnancies?
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2009, 08:12:55 AM »
As soon as pregnancy began to "show" the woman "stopped going out" and if she did receive any visitors, she would cover her stomach with a blanket or afghan.

While I am not saying that I would go back to this type of behavior, I would like to see a little less stomach on the women in the mall.  It is almost a badge of honor to show your stomach these days and many women don't even buy maternity clothing.  They simply wear bigger shirts or the same size and let it all "hang out".

I am sorry but I think that is disgusting.  A little common sense and decency would go a long way.