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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #570 on: October 27, 2013, 07:42:22 PM »
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Can anyone give me a location and a year on this one? Also, I know MAA is there, but who is the other girl? O or T?
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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #571 on: October 28, 2013, 09:49:53 AM »
My best guess - Ropsha Palace Gardens, 1907, Tatiana.

I'd love to hear others' opinions.
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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #572 on: October 28, 2013, 10:27:37 AM »
Hi all



Can anyone give me a location and a year on this one? Also, I know MAA is there, but who is the other girl? O or T?

The other looks like Prince Alice of Greece,nee Battenberg,cousin of OTMAA.

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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #573 on: October 28, 2013, 06:32:24 PM »
Tatiana is there, second from top. The topmost girl isn't Olga.
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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #574 on: October 28, 2013, 09:49:31 PM »
Svetabel - the caption listened it as being Anna Vyrubova but I haven't seen enough of her to really make any kind of decision on that. Nena and Rodney - I agree that it is Tatiana but I wanted to see what others thought.

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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #575 on: October 28, 2013, 11:18:34 PM »
Svetabel - the caption listened it as being Anna Vyrubova but I haven't seen enough of her to really make any kind of decision on that. Nena and Rodney - I agree that it is Tatiana but I wanted to see what others thought.



I do think that's Princess Alice in the top.

Here's a photo for comparison


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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #576 on: October 29, 2013, 12:14:20 AM »
Ah yes - you would be right then :) Thank you very much!
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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #577 on: November 01, 2013, 01:06:16 PM »
Somehow, in all my years of poring over Romanov photos, I've failed to notice the person-sized shadow behind Anastasia in this 1913 group shot:




It's even more apparent in the colorized version that appears on the cover of Fall of the Romanovs:




Although this post is desperately old, can some give me more information about this photo, or please direct me to a thread that gives more information?  It always intrigued me as the clothing (especially the ladies) is not what I am used to seeing them wear.  My guess is about 1913 or '14, but what is interesting is the dark clothing.  I am used to seeing the Romanov ladies always in light colored clothing (except mourning of course).  Any info of date, location, occasion would be greatly appreciated.

It looks to me as though the original photo was retouched to remove someone and create this well-known portrait of the imperial family. Any clues who that might have been standing behind Anastasia originally? I've never seen another version of that picture before....

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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #578 on: November 01, 2013, 11:15:18 PM »
I think that was taken on Alix's  balcony and what is behind them are large curtains...but in some copies you can see suggestions of  people behind the curtains and it looks like ghosts...in the 1915 photo of Alix in morning, waiting to go to Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich's funeral, one can see an officer behind the curtain   http://tinyurl.com/kbgkgxh

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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #579 on: November 01, 2013, 11:31:20 PM »
Somehow, in all my years of poring over Romanov photos, I've failed to notice the person-sized shadow behind Anastasia in this 1913 group shot:



Although this post is desperately old, can some give me more information about this photo, or please direct me to a thread that gives more information?  It always intrigued me as the clothing (especially the ladies) is not what I am used to seeing them wear.  My guess is about 1913 or '14, but what is interesting is the dark clothing.  I am used to seeing the Romanov ladies always in light colored clothing (except mourning of course).  Any info of date, location, occasion would be greatly appreciated.

It looks to me as though the original photo was retouched to remove someone and create this well-known portrait of the imperial family. Any clues who that might have been standing behind Anastasia originally? I've never seen another version of that picture before....

I believe that the photo was taken in Yalta in 1913. There doesn't appear to be anybody standing behind Anastasia. Here is another version of the photo:



From the book:
The Last Russian Empress
The Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia
by Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden

Excerpt: "In the autumn of 1913 the Imperial Family went to Livadia. The old Palace had been pulled down and a beautiful new one had been built on its site. This was in the Italian style, and the Empress had taken the keenest interest in planning it, remembering and reproducing many things that she had seen in Italy, the cloisters of San Marco in Florence being used as a model for the central courtyard, where all assembled after lunch. There were many beautiful antiques in the reception rooms, and ancient Greek marbles, found in excavations in the Crimea, in the gardens. The Empress was specially interested in the gardens, and spent hours driving about in her pony carriage, planning improvements. The scenery was lovely. Livadia was situated half-way up a mountain, with the majestic Ai-Petri as a background, and the rocky beach below."

http://www.alexanderpalace.org/alexandra/XVIII.html

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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #580 on: November 01, 2013, 11:38:27 PM »
I would say wherever Alix was, an outside curtained  area  and  daybeds would be found also  ;)...and wheel chairs . 

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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #581 on: December 22, 2013, 06:30:21 PM »
In Romania?


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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #582 on: December 23, 2013, 01:36:36 AM »
Yes, Queen Elisabeth is greeting Alexandra.

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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #583 on: December 27, 2013, 03:54:53 PM »
Are these photos 1914 or 1915? Was 1914 their last trip to the Crimea/Livadia? And are these photos taken there?

http://brbl-media.library.yale.edu/images/1000073_quarter.jpg

http://brbl-media.library.yale.edu/images/1000104_quarter.jpg

http://brbl-media.library.yale.edu/images/1000072_quarter.jpg

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Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« Reply #584 on: December 28, 2013, 05:22:55 AM »
Those were indeed taken in the spring of 1914, during the last visit to Livadia. However, their last visit to Crimea occurred in May of 1916, when the IF visited Sevastopol and Evpatoria.
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