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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Photographs III
« on: May 09, 2015, 08:32:59 AM »
I've always been under the impression that these photos were taken out on Alexandra's balcony.

I think you're right. It appears they occasionally screened off the open railings (perhaps during cooler weather?) which leads to confusion about the location.

For example, I always thought this photo of Maria was taken at Peterhof, but I just noticed the edge of a metal post in the upper right corner that matches Alexandra's balcony at Tsarskoe Selo:

And the floor in that photo matches the floor in the other photos Bryndis posted. Further, there are photos of Alexandra, Olga, and Tatiana wearing their Red Cross uniforms on this same balcony, which also points to Tsarskoe rather than Peterhof.

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Photographs III
« on: May 07, 2015, 09:23:36 AM »
The description says Tsarskoe Selo but isn't this Peterhof or something? I've seen photos from a big sunny room in Peterhof with similar furniture.

I believe this is a curtained balcony, rather than a proper room. The furniture and floor covering in this photo doesn't match those at Peterhof.

Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XIII
« on: April 21, 2015, 11:57:59 AM »
It's Maria, Olga, and Anastasia.

Click here for more info, and a link to the full-size scan.

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Anecdotes
« on: April 19, 2015, 07:49:46 AM »
From a prior thread:

Excerpt from a letter byTatiana Nikolaevna to Rita K
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!

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Photographs III
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:35:20 PM »
And that's Voronov, isn't it?


Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria photos III
« on: April 06, 2015, 08:43:16 PM »
Almost nothing pleases me more than photos from 1917-1918!

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Photographs III
« on: March 22, 2015, 10:29:47 AM »
They're Byutsova and Schneider.

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Photographs III
« on: March 21, 2015, 09:29:31 AM »
Often, ironically, as having "megalomania", i.e. they think themselves vastly superior to others (yet feeling intolerably inferior) and thus with permission to harm people they don't like. I.e. conditions which would be very similar to Alexey's actual existence, minus the love that probably cured him of such ideas.

I realize I'm being pedantic, but I'd hesitate to say "cured," which implies that Aleksei had these inclinations.

The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexandra's Balcony (Photos)
« on: February 22, 2015, 10:21:33 AM »

Not sure:

This may be Ropsha. The wall doesn't match the AP.

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Aleksei Photos III
« on: February 20, 2015, 10:02:34 AM »

Is the second sailor on the picture K. Nagorny?

Yes, I believe so.

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Aleksei Photos III
« on: February 18, 2015, 05:11:06 PM »
There was no betrayal. Anna's story is untrue. We discussed this a while ago, I don't remember where. Derevenko stayed with the family until June, i think.  Then he was asked to leave because he was lot honest on a price. But he stayed in contact with the teachers and was waiting for the time he could go to Tobolsk. When I will find time I will try to find more precise information.

I have no doubt that you are correct. It's good to have visual confirmation as well.

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Aleksei Photos III
« on: February 17, 2015, 09:59:44 PM »
Is it safe to presume this was taken after the abdication? If so, it contradicts Vyrubova's story about Derevenko's betrayal — Anna V. was long gone by the time the children were well enough to go outside and help break up the ice.

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Living Memory
« on: February 13, 2015, 04:00:06 PM »
I can't remember the program (damn!) but it was a documentary/biography from the 90s that had Russians who were old enough to have recollections of Imperial Russia. Some had even seen the IF and gave their descriptions of what they thought of them.

I wish I remembered it but it was an English program. It might have been "Last of the Tsars" by the Discovery Channel but I'm not sure.

Yes, that's the one.

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Photographs III
« on: February 13, 2015, 03:57:48 PM »
Could Aleksei be standing on something? It looks to me like his legs would be disproportionately long if they actually reached the deck.

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga Photographs IV
« on: February 04, 2015, 10:16:24 PM »
For whom could she mourning in 1913?

I don't think she's wearing mourning. The fabric and style don't look right for that. I think it's more likely just a dark dress.

Oh I see, a mourning dress would have been more thick, isn't it?

Yes. The fabric would also be dull and lusterless, like the dresses OTM wore for KR's funeral in 1915. Pearl jewelry would probably not be considered appropriate, either.

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