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Re: identification
« Reply #165 on: April 22, 2006, 01:18:22 PM »
1915 is more realistic than in imprisonment. They have long hair and look younger

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« Reply #166 on: April 22, 2006, 01:38:43 PM »
Yes, Yelisaveta, you are right. Alexei still has a sailor suit on, and Nicholas has his epaulettes on his uniform.  I didn't look closely enough! I just saw their rather miserable faces and thought perhaps it was at Tsarskoe Selo in 1917.

So, definitely not in imprisonment then.  Can anyone shed more light?

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« Reply #167 on: April 22, 2006, 02:51:12 PM »
The first things about the photo that struck me was a) hair length b) clothes.

Olga and Tatiana both have their hair up, indicating that it has to be at least 1913. Marie doesn't have her hair up meaning that it has to be before June of 1915, because Marie would have been 16 then. Also, during the war, Alix didn't buy the girls new clothes and the trend of their fancy matching outfits generally disappears. Alexei also started to wear uniforms instead of sailor suits to support the Russian army. My best guess would be either right after the start of the war--autumn, early winter of 1914--or sometime before August 1914, perhaps the spring.

The Empress' devotion to nursing began as early as the end of 1914, so she, Olga, and Tatiana would probably have been wearing uniforms if it was taken in 1915.
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« Reply #168 on: April 24, 2006, 08:26:21 AM »
Yes, I  agree with ortino. It's not a photo you often see, I don't think. Generally, the date given for it is 1915, but for the reasons ortino stated, it may be earlier. It's a nice photo, and I have sometimes wondered about it as well, so thanks for starting this thread.

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« Reply #170 on: October 12, 2006, 11:14:04 AM »
I found this portrait done by Winifried Ursula Nikolson who was at the beginning of the 20th century one of the court painters in St.Peterburg!This portrait remindes me of one of the Hesse sisters...What do you think?It doesn't say who it is...

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« Reply #171 on: October 12, 2006, 04:21:44 PM »
It also looks like Ella to me,but since I am not such an expert I just wanted to ask...Thanks for your opinion Crazy :)

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« Reply #172 on: May 06, 2007, 10:59:18 PM »
Some help with who is who!  ;D



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« Reply #173 on: May 07, 2007, 07:18:36 AM »
I'd been wondering about that one, too. My best guess on the grand duchesses is (l to r):
Olga, Tatiana, Maria

Because....it looks to me like all of them are wearing their hair up, which rules out Anastasia. I'm pretty darn sure that's Tatiana in the middle, and I think Olga would have been too thin to be the GD on the right.
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« Reply #174 on: July 19, 2007, 11:50:01 AM »
Could someone please identify the baby Alix is with? I think it's Marie, but I'm not sure.

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« Reply #175 on: July 20, 2007, 11:27:49 AM »
Could someone tell me who is in this picture? I can obviously see the Tsar, but who are the other three people?

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« Reply #176 on: July 20, 2007, 01:30:22 PM »
I believe from left to right- Olga Nicholaievna, Olga Alexandrovna, Tatiana and the Tsar. It was taken in the Crimea. You know, I wonder who took the picture. Was it Alexandra, Maria, Anastasia or possibly Alexei. Does Alexei have his own camera, I wonder.

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« Reply #177 on: July 20, 2007, 03:52:22 PM »
Thank you so much  :D

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« Reply #178 on: July 20, 2007, 04:02:02 PM »
Could someone please identify the baby Alix is with? I think it's Marie, but I'm not sure.
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa312/otmaa/Alix/1a8xx.jpg

Yes, that's Maria. The court was in mourning in 1899 (perhaps for the tsar's brother Gerogiy?) and that's why Alix is wearing black in Maria's formal baby photos.
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« Reply #179 on: July 20, 2007, 10:26:00 PM »
Thank you Sarushka for identifying that particular photo. I myself debated if it was Tatiana or Maria since to me they looked similar when they were infants (Duh, they're sisters ;D).  I read in a book once that Alexandra gave a copy of that photo to Xenia enclosed in a Faberge frame.