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Anastasia's hair in her last years- pictures please!
« on: June 27, 2007, 09:58:03 AM »
A friend of mine has been trying to tell me that Anastasia had long hair that she wore up on her head when the family was in Tobolsk and Ekaterinburg. I say this is impossible, since their heads were shaved in the summer of 1917, hair only grows about 6 or 7 inches a year, and they died in July 1918. Also, in Baroness Buxhoevedon's book, she said, at the time they were leaving for Ekaterinburg, "all of the Grand Duchesses had bobbed hair." I think there are also pictures of this, with the girls sitting around a table? Any photographic evidence of Anastasia's hair in 1917-1918, including the bald ones, will be appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 11:04:39 AM »
http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b74/clockworkgirl21/OTAA/?action=view&current=teainTobolsk.jpg
Anastasia's on the left. Her hair looks short to me, not up.
http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b74/clockworkgirl21/TA/?action=view&current=100_2302.jpg
Her hair is under a hat, but I don't think she'd be able to wear it like that if it wasn't short.

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Re: Anastasia's hair in her last years- pictures please!
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 11:36:26 AM »
When they were leaving for Ekaterinburg, the girls were wearing hats in all the pictures. So it would be impossible to tell in those. In all the pictures from Tobolsk that I've seen without hats, their hair is just a little grown. In one of the last pictures of Anastasia in her room at Tobolsk her hair grown a bit but is just barely reaching the nape of her neck. If they stilll think that Anastasia had long hair, then they just need to study more.
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Re: Anastasia's hair in her last years- pictures please!
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 12:12:24 PM »
This is the one Holly is talking about. Sometimes people say it's the last one of her, but the last one would be of her on the Rus, above.

http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b74/clockworkgirl21/Anastasia%20Nicholaievna/?action=view&current=lastpicofana.jpg

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 02:55:32 PM »
Yep, that's the one. I think it's the 2nd to last of any known pictures of her.
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Anastasia's hair in her last years- pictures please!
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007, 08:36:05 PM »
Excerpt from a letter byTatiana Nikolaevna to Rita K
Tobolsk
27 February 1918

Our hair has grown, it is as long as in that picture after I had typhus, with the ribbon in it, do you remember?  It grows much quicker now because I think first we had our heads shaved twice and secondly we did not wear wigs so it was much more comfortable.  The first time I was ashamed of myself as I was all alone, but now we are all four in the same state!


I assume Tatiana is referring to the 1914 portraits in which her hair is *almost* to her shoulders. I doubt very much that it would have grown long enough in the next five months to be worn up. The girls might well have had bobbed hair by May of 1918, but they only lived another 2 1/2 months, which is again hardly enough time to grow hair long enough to put up.
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Re: Anastasia's hair in her last years- pictures please!
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007, 10:51:57 PM »
I think that their hair was grown until they reached their shoulders. It was what an Orthodox Priest (I can't remember his name by now) who presided the Romanov's last mass at the Ipatiev House, had said. His testimony is from 14 of July, 1918..So, two days before their death.

I always believed that after their measles, the Grand Duchess had weared a wig. I remember quite well the pic where we can see Anastasia, Maria and Tatiana after the measles, with a haircut who seemed to be regualr long hair, tied in a bun.

Well...In any case, Anastasia had not long hair by July 1918.

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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2007, 11:19:53 PM »
I always believed that after their measles, the Grand Duchess had weared a wig. I remember quite well the pic where we can see Anastasia, Maria and Tatiana after the measles, with a haircut who seemed to be regualr long hair, tied in a bun.
Perhaps the picture was taken before they had their heads shaved?  ??? That's the most likely.
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Re: Anastasia's hair in her last years- pictures please!
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007, 07:33:58 AM »
I always believed that after their measles, the Grand Duchess had weared a wig. I remember quite well the pic where we can see Anastasia, Maria and Tatiana after the measles, with a haircut who seemed to be regualr long hair, tied in a bun.
Perhaps the picture was taken before they had their heads shaved?  ??? That's the most likely.

That's entirely possible. They had measles in March and their heads weren't shaved until mid-June, according to Gilliard. Many of the photos taken during the IF's house arrest at the AP were *before* their heads were shaved.
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2007, 08:41:34 PM »
Thank you all very much for all the pics and info! I thought so, and I knew you Anastasia picture experts would know for sure! My friend was wrong indeed.

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Re: Anastasia's hair in her last years- pictures please!
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2007, 12:38:24 PM »
i think she look lovely in those years such grown up too and simply pretty

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Re: Anastasia's hair in her last years- pictures please!
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2007, 06:22:59 PM »
Yes...she had a "spunky beauty"...I don't know how to say it better, since my first language is not English. Certainly she was not a "classic beauty" like Olga or Tatiana, nor a "Russian typical healthy beauty" as Marķa, but she had a very distinctive one, with a lot of personality in it.

Changing the issue, I'm surprised seeing how skiny Olga and Tatiana were in these last ones. The depression was destroying them, the poor ones. And...what is Olga doing sitting in her mother's weelchair? She seems to be joking since she is laughing.

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