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Offline BarefootContessa

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2007, 11:08:38 AM »
I'm fascinated with the Black Ball of 1889.  Does anyone know what the Austrians did originally to offend the Empress?  If it was because they held a ball during a period of Russian mourning, which Romanov had died?

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2007, 01:06:18 PM »
I also have found that there was an Emerald Ball in Anichkov palace of 1888
Everybody was obliged to bear a lot of emeralds.

Both Balls were arranged by Maria Feodorvna, I suppose.
This was the ball where Madame Paul Rodzianko, nee Princess Galitzine & through her mother heiress to a huge chunk of the Stroganov fortune was told by Marie that her emeralds made the Empresses pale !!

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2008, 07:56:40 PM »


Can anyone identify any other people in this photo?  From the Webshots album I found the photo in:
Sergei Aleksandrovich (back row, center), Pavel Aleksandrovich (to his right / to our left), Ella (center row, center -- directly in front of Sergei), a young (and future) Nicholas II (front row, to the right of center, in front of Ella), and others. Thanks again to Liljones.

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2008, 05:52:15 AM »


Can anyone identify any other people in this photo?  From the Webshots album I found the photo in:
Sergei Aleksandrovich (back row, center), Pavel Aleksandrovich (to his right / to our left), Ella (center row, center -- directly in front of Sergei), a young (and future) Nicholas II (front row, to the right of center, in front of Ella), and others. Thanks again to Liljones.

Another "royal person" in the picture is Duchess Elena of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, daughter of GDss Ekaterina Mikhailovna. Elena is just by GD Sergei's side. The others are friends and courtiers.

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2008, 06:44:30 AM »

Another "royal person" in the picture is Duchess Elena of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, daughter of GDss Ekaterina Mikhailovna. Elena is just by GD Sergei's side. The others are friends and courtiers.

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2008, 08:08:48 AM »
Contessa, I can't be sure, but I think the woman sitting third from left could be Countess Olga Heyden.

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2008, 02:45:40 PM »
Contessa, I can't be sure, but I think the woman sitting third from left could be Countess Olga Heyden.
The wigs make it so difficult!

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2008, 06:49:11 PM »
They all look a bit alike in that picture, unfortunately.

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2009, 02:31:26 PM »
The men look like cavalry from the cowboys and indians era or "Roughriders" in US history, but the women look like they are recreating the 1800s. Does anybody know what the theme of this ball was?

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2009, 12:57:29 AM »


Maybe I'm the only womn seeing this but I think the woman to the right of GD Elizabeth looks like Princess Zenaida Yusupov. The last man standing on the right appears to be Prince Felix Yusupov Sr. Maybe??

There is a post card where Zenaida is in costume and the hair piece seems to match.




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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2009, 06:55:23 AM »
The men look like cavalry from the cowboys and indians era or "Roughriders" in US history, but the women look like they are recreating the 1800s. Does anybody know what the theme of this ball was?

Actually the women are recreating the 1770s years not the 1800s. The men look like the 17th cent. gentlemen.

I don't remember the theme though, need to check it up.

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2009, 07:03:00 AM »

Maybe I'm the only womn seeing this but I think the woman to the right of GD Elizabeth looks like Princess Zenaida Yusupov. The last man standing on the right appears to be Prince Felix Yusupov Sr. Maybe??



Sorry, I don't see a resemblance to Zenaida. Princess Yusupova had more clear features and distinguished appearance than that woman.

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2009, 12:15:23 PM »
You are correct, "Svetabel," on the men's military attire.  The plumed "Cavalier"-style hats, leather knee-boots and leather glove/gauntlets, the large gorget-like metal neck protectors are 17th century in design.   Regards,  AP.
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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2009, 03:58:21 PM »
So the mean are recreating the Roundhead era and the ladies the Marie Antoinette era. Interesting...

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Re: Romanovs Balls (besides 1903)
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2010, 03:11:12 AM »
some participants to this Russian ball at the GD Vladimir Alex. and Maria Pavlovna's Palace on the 25th january of 1883:


Maria Pavlovna and Vladimir Alexandrovitch:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/lyzotchka1/MPVladimir.jpg

Clearer version.