Author Topic: Princess Victoria of Schaumburg-Lippe (Moretta), 2nd daughter of Kaiser Friedrich III  (Read 217198 times)

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Indeed...Adolf was a good husband to her but he died too soon. Zubakoff bought tears to Moretta's later life (whatever the blame. the result was heardache).  :(

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Moretta's wedding to Adolf. The Hohenzollerns, like the Romanovs, didn't usually have photographs of the weddings so sketches were made for the papers.

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Yes...Only Irene & Heinrich's wedding was photographed.  ;)

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Yes, those photos are very unusual even without taking into consideration the lack of Hohenzollern wedding photographs in general. There's the really personal photo of H&I coming up the aisle together (one of my favorite royal photos) that is pretty unique in royal wedding photos--usually there's either an overhead shot of the ceremony (as there is with H&I) or the formal photos afterwards. Dona, Vicky and Sophie (the latter two not married in Germany) were photographed in their wedding dresses, while Crown Princess Cecile was photographed on the way to the church and Victoria Louise's wedding dress was later put on display and photos taken but most of the rest are sketches or composite photos. Moretta's 2nd wedding was photographed--I think some of the photos appear on earlier pages of this thread.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2006, 08:45:08 AM by grandduchessella »
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Yes...H & I were also photographed on the way out of the church. A very good shot too !

Moretta was wearing her mother's lace veil during her wedding to Zubakoff.  ;)

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Yes...H & I were also photographed on the way out of the church. A very good shot too !

Moretta was wearing her mother's lace veil during her wedding to Zubakoff.  ;)

He was Zubkoff not ZubAkoff. :)

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I have seen variations of his name being spelt.  ::)

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Yes, thank you so much, as always, Sebran. I have a large-size postcard of the wedding but I don't think I could get a blow-up better than yours. I'll check it though because I think it's from a silghtly different angle.  I think Eric's correct in that it's a portrait of Moretta but I don't think it's the Lenbach, that was more 'sketchy'. BTW, the photo of Moretta and Vicky (from the book of letters) was published in the ILN as well.


A clearer version of the one wedding pose is from an earlier page of the thread:

Here is another picture of her second marriag to Alexander Zoubkoff in 1927


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Indeed ! I think the portrait in the photo was the completed version, while the one in the book may have been the sketch. Anyhow I think the portrait was one of the items that was disposed during the auction. Wonder if it survived the last Great War ?  ???

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Grandduchessella wrote:

"I have a large-size postcard of the wedding but I don't think I could get a blow-up better than yours."



I would really appreciate if you posted your large-size postcard :)
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Indeed ! I think the portrait in the photo was the completed version, while the one in the book may have been the sketch. Anyhow I think the portrait was one of the items that was disposed during the auction. Wonder if it survived the last Great War ?  ???

The Lenbach in the book was a profile portrait. I think this is the Lenbach in the book. Was there a 2nd one? I can picture the other portrait--the one possibly shown in the wedding picture--but I can't find it. I think that it's by von Angeli though.



Sebran--here's the wedding card. Looking at it, I can't even see the portrait in the background.

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Where did their marriage take place? I'm sure it has been posted, but I cannot remember. Indeed, that is defintely a portrait of Moretta in the background.

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To Grandduchessella:

You wrote earlier that the postcard was "large-sized". Is it not possible to post it in bigger proportions? It is very nice as you see the wedding guests as well!

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My photobucket account shrinks everything. Try going here:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/morettazubkoffweddingw.jpg?t=1165855373

hopefully that will be big enough. I tried to load another copy of it but I think the new software limits the size of photos. If it's not, let me know. I had saved the image and put the card away--I could get it out and try to scan certain sections if you'd like.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2006, 10:45:04 AM by grandduchessella »
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Thank you Grandduchessella! It is an amazing photo.