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« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2005, 12:27:18 AM »
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With Duchess Vera of Wurttemberg, one of Vera's granddaughters (they were twins) and her husband.


wasn't it Vera's daughters that were twins (Elsa & ...?)(Olga, correct?)?
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2005, 12:41:49 AM »


this has got to be one of the most poignant images i've seen of any member of the imperial family.    she appears to be in the same sort of condition her unfortunate husband found himself in how ever many years earlier; and as much as i admire her & as "fond" of her as i am,
i hope she found herself in better (and more caring) hands than he did.
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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2005, 05:20:43 AM »
This is just so great!I think this woman deserves to be known much more about her!Does anyone have pictures or portraits of Grand Duchess Vera(Wuerttemberg)?I would also like to see her better since her pictures are very rare on the web...Thanks-this is just great job!

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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2005, 07:52:05 AM »
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wasn't it Vera's daughters that were twins (Elsa & ...?)(Olga, correct?)?


Yes you are correct--I mistyped.
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« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2005, 07:54:22 AM »
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Is this a mourning version of the court gown?


I don't think so--I think it's just a really voluminous gown with big sleeves. The material doesn't seem like that of the court dress--it seems plainer. Also the simple hairstyle lends itself to regular dress.
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« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2005, 09:18:02 AM »
Sorry for asking but who is Aleksandra Iosifovna?  please forgive me in asking but the Romanov's are quite a few so knowing all of them is quite a lot of information.

The pictures are exquisite!  Can i also get information, a biography, on her?

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« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2005, 09:50:34 AM »
She was born a Princess of Saxe-Altenburg and married Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaievich.  Among her children were Queen Olga of Greece, Duchess Vera of Württemberg and Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich.

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« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2005, 10:07:55 AM »
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Sorry for asking but who is Aleksandra Iosifovna?  please forgive me in asking but the Romanov's are quite a few so knowing all of them is quite a lot of information.

Thank you


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« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2005, 10:28:16 AM »
Her eldest son Nikolai was the black sheep of the Romanov family and was sent into exile for theft - more info is shown on the link below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Romanov

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« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2005, 10:37:00 AM »
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Her eldest son Nikolai was the black sheep of the Romanov family and was sent into exile for theft - more info is shown on the link below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Romanov


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« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2005, 10:40:26 AM »
GDElla,I didn't even see the little mistake about Wurttemberg or Wuerttember,so...I didn't have any purpose of correcting you!I often write Wurttemberg myself because it's easier! And I would really like to see Vera's portrait,but...  :(

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« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2005, 11:11:00 AM »
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The mother of your avatar.  :)


granduchessella i like that!  thanks
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« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2005, 02:48:32 PM »
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GDElla,I didn't even see the little mistake about Wurttemberg or Wuerttember,so...I didn't have any purpose of correcting you!I often write Wurttemberg myself because it's easier! And I would really like to see Vera's portrait,but...  :(


Oh I didn't think you were correcting me--I was referring to brnbg since I had written her granddaughters rather than daughters.  :)
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« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2005, 06:40:45 PM »
Are there pictures of Alexandra with her children both when they were young and later in life?

Are there pictures of her and K.R. Olga of Greece and hher other children and are there pictures of her witht he Imperial Family with Nicholas II and his family or with Alexander II and III and their families?
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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin N. and Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2005, 06:45:56 PM »
There are some scattered around the Forum. I think there are some good ones in the Olga of Greece thread and Queen Olga of the Hellenes.

Here are some from one of those threads all courtesy of Svetabel

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And what about a pic below?  No retouche! ;) Alexandra Iosifovna,KR and Olga - from their family album. No official serious faces! Just mother and loving children.



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Another wonderful picture - Olga with her mother.


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