Author Topic: OTMA & Irina together Pictures  (Read 16803 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

julia.montague

  • Guest
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2006, 02:06:29 PM »
The girls in the first picture are Margharita and Theodora, the daughters of Prince Andrew of Greece and Alice of Battenberg.
In the third I think there is Elena Vladimirovna, so I guess the "greek girls" are hers ;D

Offline imperial angel

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 4608
    • View Profile
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2006, 03:16:16 PM »
Yes, that's what I was looking for. These pictures are rather confused, and hard to follow, they are not as clear as the photos of otma and Irina. I think that supports the conclusion that they were just playmates in a family way rather than that they had much of a relationship. I suppose the girls might not have had very clear memories of otma, although I am not sure that even that conclusion has been written on the subject. I think it seems the most supported one though, anyway did otma spend more time with Victoria Milford Haven's children than the Greek cousins? I would guess so, as Lord Mountbatten remembered Marie quite well.

Offline Sarushka

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6489
  • May I interest you in a grain of salt?
    • View Profile
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2006, 08:51:48 PM »
I found one more:

THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
"A dramatic, powerful narrative and a masterful grasp of life in this vanished world." ~Greg King

Offline imperial angel

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 4608
    • View Profile
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2006, 10:53:04 AM »
I think that's them with not the Vladmirvichi Greek children, but rather the the children of Andrew of Greece and Alice of Battenberg. But, who is the boy in the picture with the dark hair? He wasn't a child of the Greece-Battenberg marriage, nor of Elena of Russia.

Offline Sarushka

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6489
  • May I interest you in a grain of salt?
    • View Profile
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2006, 11:27:06 AM »
All I know is that the photo was taken in approximately 1910 in Wolfsgarten.
THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
"A dramatic, powerful narrative and a masterful grasp of life in this vanished world." ~Greg King

julia.montague

  • Guest
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2006, 12:51:42 PM »
the greek girls are OTMA's first cousins once removed, the Hesse boys are their first cousins, so maybe that boy is also a distant cousin or something ;D

Offline Mandie, the Gothic Empress

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1959
  • Olga.Tatiana.Maria.Anastasia + Alexei
    • View Profile
    • Romanovs of Russia
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2006, 03:58:30 PM »
I think that's them with not the Vladmirvichi Greek children, but rather the the children of Andrew of Greece and Alice of Battenberg. But, who is the boy in the picture with the dark hair? He wasn't a child of the Greece-Battenberg marriage, nor of Elena of Russia.

The boy is Prince Louis of Battenberg (later Lord Mountbatten), always known as "Dickie". He is the yonugest son of Alix's sister Victoria, and Alice's brother and  uncle of the Greeko-Battenberg girls and Philip (The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II). AND 1st cousin of OTMAA.

Offline Mandie, the Gothic Empress

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1959
  • Olga.Tatiana.Maria.Anastasia + Alexei
    • View Profile
    • Romanovs of Russia
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2006, 03:59:28 PM »
A tiny picture of Dickie with Olga or Tatiana.





Alexei (in sailor suit) with his Hessian cousin Don (oldest son of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse).
« Last Edit: December 12, 2006, 04:18:09 PM by Mandie, the Gothic Empress »

Offline Eric_Lowe

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 17014
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2006, 01:52:59 AM »
Indeed ! the boy was indeed Dickie Mountbatten ! He was said to be in love with Grand Duchess Marie and kept her photo at his desk... ;D

Offline Elizaveta

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 52
    • View Profile
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2006, 06:04:03 PM »
I found one more:



Ohh! I've never seen it before! Where did you find it?

One can see Maria in the background  :D ...it's the first time I ever saw a picture with a royal sooo far away from the camera.
"I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart"

Elizabeth I

The louder he talked of his honor the faster we counted our spoons.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Offline KarlandZita

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2576
  • Mama Regina Elena
    • View Profile
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2006, 08:50:00 AM »



This photo is the last known of the Tsar's daughters vith their cousin Irina Alexandrovna. There are of them no others to my knowledge because all those which exist were already posted previously on this thread.
Reginei Mama Elena a Romaniei

Offline Sarushka

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6489
  • May I interest you in a grain of salt?
    • View Profile
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2006, 11:00:13 AM »
The family resemblence between Irina and the Big Pair is quite striking in that shot!  :o
THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
"A dramatic, powerful narrative and a masterful grasp of life in this vanished world." ~Greg King

Offline Eric_Lowe

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 17014
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2007, 08:59:58 PM »
Where did you find them ? Another Russian book ?  ???

Offline Sarushka

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6489
  • May I interest you in a grain of salt?
    • View Profile
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2007, 07:44:32 AM »
Where did you find them ? Another Russian book ?  ???
Exactly which pictures are you referring to? I can tell you that the one KarlandZita posted of OT & Irina on the balcony at Peterhof comes from the Beinicke Albums (as do the other shots from that day). I believe the photo Mandie posted of Aleksei and Don of Hesse can be found in The Jewel Album of Nicholas II.
THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
"A dramatic, powerful narrative and a masterful grasp of life in this vanished world." ~Greg King

Offline Mandie, the Gothic Empress

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1959
  • Olga.Tatiana.Maria.Anastasia + Alexei
    • View Profile
    • Romanovs of Russia
Re: OTMA & Irina together Pictures
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2007, 07:48:44 AM »
 Eric  you can also find it (the one of OT with Irina) here :), Yale University type in "romanov" and then chick on "Browse the Romanov albums". thats my why of finding it.  :)
« Last Edit: January 05, 2007, 07:50:23 AM by Mandie, the Gothic Empress »