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Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« on: January 24, 2013, 10:32:09 AM »


I guess you could call this a Romanov pet peeve of mine. Every source I've seen labels the girl in this photo as Anastasia, but it looks much more like Maria to me. Usually I trust the sources, but I'm really unsure about this one. Anybody else think it looks more like Maria?
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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 11:35:15 AM »


I guess you could call this a Romanov pet peeve of mine. Every source I've seen labels the girl in this photo as Anastasia, but it looks much more like Maria to me. Usually I trust the sources, but I'm really unsure about this one. Anybody else think it looks more like Maria?

lol, it took me a moment there to realize there was an actual person in this photo...I thought you may have been joking.

Is there anyway to get a smaller image of this where the pixels or so blown up. Right now it looks like it could be anyone to me, although I do see where both Marie and Anastasia would be most likely out of OTMA.
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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 12:54:58 PM »
I don't think I have ever seen this picture before. Where is it from? It looks more like Anastasia to me, but with the picture quality it is hard to say.

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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 04:00:48 PM »
I came across it on Tumblr. Looks like the deck of a ship and sailing attire, probably Standart or Polar Star.
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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 06:02:14 PM »
Anastasia or Tatiana, to me.
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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 06:35:07 PM »
The mouth is what's leading me to say Maria.
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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 08:48:42 PM »
Here's the full photo:



I got this scan from Lanie a number of years ago, but I know I've seen it in print since. Possibly in Alexandrov? If I recall correctly it was identified as Anastasia aboard the Kaiser's yacht.
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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 08:53:15 PM »
If I recall correctly it was identified as Anastasia aboard the Kaiser's yacht.

Correction: I've just run across a photo of the IF aboard the Hohenzollern, and this is definitely NOT it!
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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 08:54:01 PM »
Looks more like Anastasia in the far away shot. Either way that doll is terrifying.
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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2013, 12:08:57 PM »
99% sure that is Anastasia! That doll is so huge! What doll is it? Is it a chef or something? I cannot tell...

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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 01:58:14 PM »
There is just something about the face that makes me think that it is not AN...I would personally consider it to be Maria, but it is difficult to tell.

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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2013, 02:44:53 PM »
looks like olga to me

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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2013, 04:25:29 PM »
LOL. Now we have at least one vote for each grand duchess? Do I hear Alexei?
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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2013, 06:28:16 PM »
Do I hear Alexei?
Yes. :D

Kidding. I saw that scan Sarushka posted, I think that it was scanned from a Russian book, since it seems that I recognize the cyrillic on the photo - what I want to say? That if the Russian book   says that the girl is Anastasia, it is most likely correct, since the GARF has excellent descriptions and they're rarely wrong.

EDIT: When I look better, I doubt if the girl was Maria...? But I have seen more often little Anastasia's photos on the yachts than little-Maria's.
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Re: Photo ID Question - Might This Actually Be Maria?
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2013, 06:52:38 PM »
Could be Alexei ;)

In all seriousness, sometimes, it is hard to tell what GD it is in the photo, as they look so similar to one another!