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Offline GDSophie

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Olga/Maria Looking the Same in Photos
« on: September 22, 2016, 10:15:35 AM »
I was in my History earlier today, and on my phone browsing this forum, reading a topic where the Grand Duchesses kept being mixed up when my teacher saw. He asked me how long I had been studying the Romanovs for, and I told him for so many years that 'I could identity the Grand Duchesses in a heartbeat'. When I said this, he turned my attention to a picture of some of the Romanovs he and the History department had been arguing about. He and two other teachers said that the girl in the photo was Olga, however the rest of the department said it was Maria. Taking a look, I told him that it was Olga (after squinting at the photo) because of the shape of her head but from far away (as the picture had been shrunk) it did look like Maria until you zoomed in.

So I'm wondering how many Romanov photos you have seen that at first glance looked like Olga/Maria then either being told or looking closely at the photo that was the other?

Here's the photo if you are wondering (Alexei, Nicholas, Olga and Tatiana):



'Give my love to all who remember me' - Olga Nikolaevna

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Re: Olga/Maria Looking the Same in Photos
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 03:50:34 PM »
Oh it has happened a few times. It's sometimes hard to tell when they're at a certain age.

This one for example I wasn't sure about at first.

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Re: Olga/Maria Looking the Same in Photos
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 04:42:05 PM »
I can see it. To me it depends on the lighting in that picture; half of her face looks like Maria and the other Olga. :D

Here's another one for all of you! It's clearly obviously it's Olga, but at first glance she looks like Maria!

'Give my love to all who remember me' - Olga Nikolaevna

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Re: Olga/Maria Looking the Same in Photos
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 11:50:26 PM »
hahaha! Great photo!

When Maria started wearing her hair up she started to look Olgaish again.
I've seen this photo captioned 'Olga' but when you look at the other one from that day it's obviously Maria


This is Olga right? D:


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Re: Olga/Maria Looking the Same in Photos
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2016, 12:06:38 PM »
After pressing my face close to my screen, I can tell it's definitely Olga. The shape of her nose is a big clue to her identity, after comparing pictures of Olga and Maria of course. :D
'Give my love to all who remember me' - Olga Nikolaevna