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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2005, 03:39:01 PM »
My father once said that people have different faces that they show. You'll see someone at work, but they can be/act totally different in their home or in some other situation. Many have described Ella as a loving person towards children, but then again, how do those people know what she was like when it was just her, Serge, Maria & Dmitri?
Another thing to wonder about. Did taking care of Marie & her brother constantly remind her that she had no children of her own? I always wondered about that. There was nothing physically wrong with Ella was there that she was not able to have them?
One more think to wonder. Did Dmitri ever say whether Maria's description of Ella was accurate? Did he ever describe Ella in the same way too?
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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2005, 04:20:14 PM »
Dmitri seemed to be very fond of Ella. After Serge's death - at least according to a letter from Ella to Nicholas - Dmitiri's biggest fear was that he should be parted from her as he wished to take care of her now that his uncle was no longer alive to do so. His later behaviour towards her seems to bear out the truth of this.

It may well be that the presence of M & D in the house reminded her that she did not have children, but she does not seem such a narrow character as to take her own disappointment out on them. Moreover, many people who do not have children of their own, delight in the company of their nieces & nephews....It is my opinion that Maria and Ella just didn't 'hit it off' and for the most part this was due to Maria's inability to get over her father's absence, for which she blamed Ella & Serge.    
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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2005, 03:28:37 AM »
Photos of Ella with her children and of Maria and Dmitrij

Maschka and Dimka


Sergej Alexandrowitsch with Maria and Dmitrij


Maria and Dmitrij


Ella with Maria and her Husband, 1908



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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2005, 09:53:15 AM »
Thank you for the pictures! Do you know when the one with Serge was taken please? He looks gentler on that than on any other picture of which I have seen him.

Dmitri doesn't look too happy though!!
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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2005, 10:31:19 AM »
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Thank you for the pictures! Do you know when the one with Serge was taken please? He looks gentler on that than on any other picture of which I have seen him.

Dmitri doesn't look too happy though!!


I dont know when it was taken, sorry. It is from a book, i have, but there is no year...

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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2005, 07:53:16 PM »
I favorite book of all time is Marie, Education of  Princess 1931 Viking Press.  It's a story of survival and empowerment and I think would make a awsome movie.  The pictures sent I've never seen before.  Thanks.

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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2006, 12:21:09 AM »
Is it just me, or did Dimitri always have huge circles under his eyes?

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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2006, 05:13:54 AM »
Actually Dmitriy had such circles all his life. His health was never good.

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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2006, 04:55:16 PM »
He was a pretty baby at least. How sick was Dimitri ?

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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2006, 08:23:22 PM »
Half of it he was born with, another was due to his fast living. Friends like Felix Yussopov do not help.  :(

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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2006, 03:27:17 AM »
He had problems with his lungs.

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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2006, 07:51:54 AM »
Does anyone have a better version of this photo?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/DSCN3700.jpg

GDss Ella, her sister Irene of Prussia, Gdss Maria P.-younger, her fiance Wilhelm and GD Dmitry.
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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2006, 01:40:35 PM »
Me too!  :)

Are you sure it's Irene though, it looks more like Victoria Miford-Haven? It's the eyes.
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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2006, 08:04:51 PM »
Yes...I thought so too. Although the timing fits. Remember Irene forced Marie to marry Wilhelm while Ella had her operation. All the cast seemed to be here. Ella still looked beautiful, even in her widow weeds.  ::)

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Re: Ella and her foster children Marie Pavlovna and Dmitri
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2006, 02:05:14 AM »
I myself at a loss : who is that - Irene or VMH? The caption says "Irene" but a woman looks like VMH  :). Interestingly enough that you  don't find out the photo in any bio on GD Ella or GD Maria-younger or on the Romanovs on the whole... ???