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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #225 on: May 29, 2013, 11:11:57 PM »
This was posted a while, but now we can see here a bit more of her skirt


Here is the colorized, full portrait version of the previously posted photo. This color print is about 4'x3' and in a large gold frame. It hangs at a museum in Braunschweig. The blue highlight is a reflection off the glass, not part of the image.

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #226 on: May 29, 2013, 11:20:24 PM »
Her wedding tiara is currently on display at the Landesmuseum's exhibit on 1913.

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #227 on: May 29, 2013, 11:24:40 PM »
Large portraits of both VL and EA are at the entry area of the exhibit.

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #228 on: May 31, 2013, 03:59:24 AM »
Beautiful photos HerrKaiser,thank you for sharing them...

Is there maybe any better picture of EA? Too bad one can't see the painting in whole :(

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #229 on: May 31, 2013, 06:52:07 PM »
Here's a better image of the EA portrait as well as VL. Both done by the same painter, Gustav Rienacher.



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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #230 on: May 31, 2013, 06:53:18 PM »
Their engagement photo on February 14, 1913:

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #231 on: May 31, 2013, 06:57:01 PM »
And, the Torch Dance, a traditional German wedding celebration ceremony that has become common practice around the world (except the torches have been replaced by hankerchiefs, ribbons etc) where the bride is led to the dance floor and begins the dance with her father. Then the groom and his mother followed by other parents trading partners etc until the immediate family is all dancing surrounded by footmen holding large torches.

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #232 on: May 31, 2013, 07:39:50 PM »
HerrKaiser,just WOW.

I always get impressed when I see such beautiful photos and something I don't have the chance to see every day...

If you have the chance to post some more-doesn't matter in which topic,I am really looking forward...

So far,one BIG thank you :)

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #233 on: June 02, 2013, 11:33:22 PM »
Thanks Marc; you're welcome. Here is the actual telegram sent by Nickolas and Alexandra to Willhelm on the engagement of Victoria Luise. Sorry for the out-of-focus photo; camera auto focus through glass was wrong.

The text reads in english, "Delighted to hear good news and wish (?) daughter every blessing and happiness. Love to Victoria. Alix, Nicky"

You can see it was sent from Tsarskoe Selo palace.

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #234 on: July 24, 2013, 12:21:51 PM »
Found a bit less yellowish verssion of the lovely portrait of reply  #225, sadly it was small and could not enlarge it as much as I wanted without damaging the pic, anyways, here it goes:



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Wonderful new material HerrKaiser, the tiara is very beautiful as well as the portraits and illustrations, thanks for sharing! :-)
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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #235 on: July 24, 2013, 01:11:37 PM »
The wedding of Viktoria Louise of Prussia
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A bit bigger here!!


I know that this was mentioned a few pages before, but I wonder if anyone has a better verssion of this portrait (not minding if it is only in b&w) of Viktoria Louisa that was located on a ship that was named after her. These are the only two views of the portrait that I have ever seen.



A bit bigger here!
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Russia cannot be grasped with the mind, or measured in feet and inches, for she has a special character: In Russia one can only believe. ~Fyodor Tyutchev.

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #236 on: July 25, 2013, 04:30:33 AM »
Is the small boy in the sailor suit next to the Empress the Crown Prince's eldest son Wilhelm? If so, the rather indistinct child behind him is presumably the next sibling.

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #237 on: August 17, 2013, 07:04:33 AM »
Victoria Louise and Ernst August with Fredericka and Paul of Greece :

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Re: Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick Part II
« Reply #238 on: July 14, 2017, 07:16:03 PM »