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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #345 on: December 13, 2010, 11:03:37 AM »
fresh-faced beauty

From the look of her age and the way she is dressed, I was wondering if this picture was taken before her "first ball".  ...
This photo shows her in a 'carnival costume' for a court ball in 1887. (Hessian State Archive, HStAD Best. D 27 A No. 40/196)
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"  -  http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"

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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #346 on: December 13, 2010, 11:31:56 AM »
i also love this pic of Alix

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/TunaEars/NewPicture7.jpg
Me too! It's lovely... Forgive me for maybe not recognizing someone whom I should recognize, but who is with her?
Those Tanya baby pictures are just darling!

i would say from the age that alix looks the baby would have to be irene's eldest son waldemer, but please anyone feel free to correct me if its sigismund.

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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #347 on: December 13, 2010, 05:10:18 PM »
I think it's Waldemar, Alix looks so young here... photo taken definitely before she married Nicholas, so it must be Waldemar and his parents :)

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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #348 on: December 14, 2010, 06:40:05 AM »
Taken in France, right?

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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #349 on: December 14, 2010, 04:32:51 PM »
Yes, I believe so. Cherbourg, 1909, right?
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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #350 on: December 15, 2010, 01:49:36 PM »
violetta asked me to remove her pictures of Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse.  I have done that and also removed all of the posts that questioned the photo and why it was there.

violetta had been meaning to post the picture of Alice to a different thread.

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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #351 on: December 15, 2010, 02:49:17 PM »



now i`ve posted the right picture. alix looking lovingly at her father. reverence for him is easily detectable

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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #352 on: December 16, 2010, 01:15:47 AM »
i think that he influenced her quite a lot, and to some extent politically, how much of ludwig do you see in alix? i mean physically as in her appearance? i see little Alice in her and wondered if anyone had a photo of one of ludwig's relatives that was just like alix etc.

Just a note - I have removed the "quote" of the picture.  FA has asked that posters do not "quote" pictures as that takes up quite a bit of bandwidth and can slow down the loading of the threads.  Alixz  :-)
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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #353 on: December 16, 2010, 08:49:59 AM »
TunaEars, I was just thinking Alix looked a good deal like her father

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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #354 on: December 17, 2010, 01:07:44 AM »
No one could deny that she looks like Ludwig around the eyes, but I think the rest of her face was her mother's.  Long nose, long face, and -- most notably -- sad expression.

Ernie, on the other hand, looks just like their father...

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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #355 on: December 17, 2010, 07:30:23 AM »
No one could deny that she looks like Ludwig around the eyes, but I think the rest of her face was her mother's.  Long nose, long face, and -- most notably -- sad expression.

Ernie, on the other hand, looks just like their father...

Alix certainly had her mother's nose, but her face was broader then Alice's, and she had a chin (which Alice - like many of QV's children and grndchildren - unfrotunately did not. But VMH was the only one of Alice's children unlucky enough to inherit that look). Photographs of Alexandra smiling in later years (once she put on a little weight) show a striking resemblance to her father when he smiled, and I see it in some of her children too - notably Marie, oddly enough, who was mainly Romanov in her looks.
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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #356 on: December 17, 2010, 11:08:24 AM »
Janet, when you alluded to the older Alix smiling , it really clicked how much she looked like Ludwig ( who always seems to be smiling in his photos). He had a marvelous smile and you're right about it being seen in Alix's children

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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #357 on: December 17, 2010, 11:15:08 AM »

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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #358 on: December 17, 2010, 05:52:43 PM »
I know I'm about to feel really stupid, but who's the other pair on the right?  :-[

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Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #4
« Reply #359 on: December 17, 2010, 06:10:47 PM »
Alexandra's brother Ernst Ludwig (Ernie) and his first wife Victoria Melita (Ducky).
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