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Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga Photographs IV
« on: January 21, 2015, 06:01:09 PM »
This photo has already been posted, but this is the first time I've seen it "colored" so I thought I would share:

There are a number of other photos "colored" by the girls at the following link:

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia Pictures V
« on: January 21, 2015, 05:56:06 PM »
Someone posted the photo below on the "Romanov Children"'s Facebook page--it was entirely new to me, so I thought I would share it.

This one clearly relates to the other photo of Anastasia wearing false teeth--she has the same blouse on and even has the flower with her:

More interestingly, she is seated in Olga and Tatiana's bedroom (see While it is certainly possible that she moved into the other room, this photo seems to indicate that it is Olga who is sleeping in the background, not Marie.

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Photographs III
« on: December 29, 2014, 03:04:44 PM »
Now I *think* this is Tatiana holding Ortipo, but I could be wrong...


I would agree that it is probably Tatiana. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Olga's hair is usually parted straight down the middle.....

Also, thank you for the photo--this is the first decent photo I've seen of this side of Olga and Tatiana's bedroom....

The Imperial Family / Re: Portraits, paintings,illustrations of NAOTMAA
« on: November 26, 2014, 05:50:38 PM »
While examining the Wild Pansy flower study given by Nicholas to Alexandra on their 10th wedding anniversary (1904), I noticed that Faberge based his miniatures of the Grand Duchesses on drawings done by Kaulbach. Alexei is also included--does anyone know if the miniature of him is based on a Kaulbach drawing as well? I have never come across/seen such a work, but would appreciate other people's thoughts/insights.

You can see the flower here:

Hello everyone,

so I finished writing my thesis last night, but a new problem arose. The English-native speaker who had consented to proof-read the whole thing (looking for possible grammatical errors) just informed me she does not have time, and I am rather anxious because I need to have it corrected by Monday. Would there be anyone here willing to read the thesis and correct it today or tommorow please? It is about 40 pages, and I dare say that a person with a knowledge of the Romanovs should not have trouble finding orientation in the text.

I am in a tight spot right now. :-/


Hello Ally,

If you're still looking for someone to look it over, PM me.

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia's mirror 'selfie'.
« on: June 15, 2014, 10:41:47 PM »
The stove in this watercolor of O & T's room seems very similar to the one just visible in the photo of A:

Does anyone know the approximate location of the stove in M/A's room?

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia's mirror 'selfie'.
« on: June 15, 2014, 10:01:06 PM »
Just found something interesting--there appears to be a similar if not identical chair (or chairs?) in Alexei's classroom. You can see it/them in a watercolor and a photo of the room:

I know that these date to quite a bit later, but if we're looking for comparables....

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia's mirror 'selfie'.
« on: June 15, 2014, 09:39:41 PM »
I might be going out on a limb here, but could it be Marie/Anastasia's room? The chair she is sitting on is identical to one seen against the wall in this photograph:

The chair is certainly a match, but oddly, I can't find one like it in any of the other photos of the children's rooms. Another complicating factor — that photo was taken 15-20 years after the imperial family left the palace.

I believe this is M&A's room, taken during their occupancy. Maybe it will provide some clues:

As I said, A could have moved the chair elsewhere and/or the palace staff may have moved it after the family left.

I too could not find another chair that resembles that one so I thought I would put the idea out there and see what others made of it.

I've never seen that shot before--thanks! I believe that you are right that that is M & A's room.

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia's mirror 'selfie'.
« on: June 15, 2014, 04:03:49 PM »
I might be going out on a limb here, but could it be Marie/Anastasia's room? The chair she is sitting on is identical to one seen against the wall in this photograph:

You can also see in the photo above that their dressers are topped with tall mirrors--perhaps she used one of these mirrors to take her "selfie"?

Note also the stove in the corner and what appears to be a pair of double doors in the background.

I can't account for the table/chairs in the center of the room, but maybe they had a set in there. I've never seen a really good shot of M/A's room so it's hard to tell. I also acknowledge that A could have moved the chair elsewhere in the children's quarters and/or the caretakers of the palace did so after the family left.

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria or Anastasia's dress?
« on: June 14, 2014, 07:30:16 PM »
I wonder if perhaps she's wearing that dress here in this picture;

It's just speculation of course, but you can see the long dress falling down Alexandra's lap from the infant Anastasia. You can also see a bit of ruffling at the bottom, and at the top, where it correlates to the picture of the dress in the links. While we cannot be certain, of course, I saw the dress in this thread and thought it looked familiar from one of Anastasia's baby photos. It also appears to be a somewhat formal picture of the family with their newest addition at the time, so it would make sense that she'd be dressed in such a 'fancy' looking infant dress for the picture.

Good eye, Padawan Brittany, I think you may be right! If you look at the flowers along the hem, they look very, very similar to those seen on Anastasia's dress in the photo. Also, Olga, Tatiana, and Marie's dresses have bows on the shoulders, suggesting that the dress may have been created to correspond with those. You can see the details better in this version of the photo:

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Aleksei Photos III
« on: May 11, 2014, 12:27:36 AM »

With Petrov, 1913.

I think this is in the corridor outside Alexei's rooms. Compare with these photos from the similar corridor on the other side of the palace, specifically, the windows above the door.

EmmyLee, to clarify, are you saying that the photograph posted by KarinK is of the Alexander Palace? Because it states very clearly under the photograph she posted that it is was taken at the palace at Livadia....

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria photos III
« on: April 24, 2014, 02:59:36 PM »
Diffidently 1914 imo ...they were dressed that way while on Standart ..yet here they are on a roof top it seems

so Spring of 1914?

That photo is unreal!! Thanks for posting it
It can't be spring, since the war started in July /early August.(OT are wearing nurse uniforms)
 It could be late summer or even fall of 1914. Also, Maria started wearing her hair down in first half of 1914. There is photo of Tsar and Heir taken at the AP balcony from AF 's album labeled as 1915, and it is very similar to those two with GD Michael. But I' d also say 1914.

This photo was posted in the Tatiana thread:

I also found this one online:

It seems that they are wearing the same outfits as the ones posted above. Based on the length of Tatiana's hair in these, we can definitely say that it's 1914.

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria photos III
« on: April 22, 2014, 12:14:15 PM »
Lovely photos!

Is the first one from 1914? Tatiana's fringe doesn't quite look like her 1913 wig.

I don't recognise the man in the second. The girls might be wearing be wearing the same coats that Olga and Anastasia wore in Germany in 1910.

Actually Karen, I'm going to place the first one at 1916. Reason being that it appears to be from the same photoshoot as those pictures of the GDs aboard the Standart (or was it another vessel?). They were posted a few months ago on here and they appear to be dressed in the same outfits. I'd say early 1916 if I had to wager a guess. Anastasia, in particular, looks a bit old here for the 13-ish year old in those classic 1914 formal photos.

They seem to be wearing the same outfits in these, but I don't think they're from the same day--their blouses differ somewhat in the three photos. It's hard to tell though since they have their sweaters buttoned up in some and partially unbuttoned in others.

Edubs31, I don't think it's likely that they are from 1916--Marie's hair is down for one thing--she "came out" in 1915 so it would have been up by that point. I also think that Anastasia looks too young for it to be 1916. 1914 seems more appropriate to me.

FA, I very much agree with your response. I think such a tirade was uncalled for. However, there is one point that bongo mentioned that I don't quite understand myself--why don't they sell the book online or make it more accessible to customers? I realize that the print run is very small, but I, among others on this forum, would love to acquire it. Perhaps I am wrong, but I can't imagine that the majority of tourists that visit the CP would be interested in purchasing it.....

Georgiy, I received my copy from them last week. Perhaps it depends on where you're shipping it to? (I'm in the US).

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