A rare letter written by Anastasia is being offered for auction (estimate $3500-5000). I thought the contents might be of interest, especially the "Magic Lantern"
Tsarskoye Selo, 4th August 1915, to Shura [Alexandra], in Cyrillic. Anastasia writes 'Pictures are ready and I send them to you, and I send to your mother the one where you are drinking tea. It is raining here all the time, it is so disgusting, cold and windy, so the weather is really nasty. K?stritskiy came to see me yesterday and today, it was not very painful, but still. Today I am having only one class because M. Gilliard has to go to the city. I am certainly very happy. On Sunday we went to the baptism of the girl Ekaterina, and she was crying awfully from beginning to end. My father and my aunt Olga became her godfather and godmother. Yesterday dear Aunt Olga visited us but not for a long time, from 3 to 6, and told us many interesting things; she has got suntanned and has lost weight a little bit. Tatiana Andreevna has come, not to our place, but to Strelna, she was tired, the aunt said. At least I have told all the news. Oh, yes, yesterday, M. Gilliard and Vladimir Nikolaevich were operating the magic lantern, which was very nice and interesting. I kiss you warmly.