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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #465 on: February 07, 2011, 05:44:53 AM »
I've wondered about the photo on the front of FOTR as well.

Is the sailor standing at the rear Klementy Nagorny?

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #466 on: February 07, 2011, 12:41:05 PM »
I think it is nanny Derevenko, 'Diadka'. What photo are you referring at?
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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #467 on: February 07, 2011, 07:50:27 PM »
looks  like Derevenko to me. Nagorny seemed thinnner...there seems alot more pictures of Derevenko than  Nagorny generally

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #469 on: February 08, 2011, 10:19:49 AM »


Notice how NII is scrunched between with his legs tightly together while the two bigger men take a macho/manly posture, legs spread comfortably. This photo reflects Nicholas' physical slightness that was a negative perception.
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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #470 on: February 08, 2011, 12:25:29 PM »
Interesting observation, HK. Also, N II is seated behind the other 2, when is position, by royal etiquette would be at least equal if not in the forefront.
 However, by the composition, I would almost  guess this picture is a composition where N II is cut & pasted, so to speak.

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #471 on: February 08, 2011, 02:17:52 PM »
And he's not sitting up straight either ...

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #472 on: February 08, 2011, 05:28:27 PM »
Bob, I believe you are right...It looks like it now that you pointed it out, and I do not believe they would have sat that
close if Nicholas was there . I don't see a 2nd leg for N II either

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #473 on: February 08, 2011, 05:43:35 PM »
His eyes are focused differently than the others as well.

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #474 on: February 09, 2011, 02:05:45 AM »
Which begs the question 'why would anyone construct such a composite that so mispositions Nicholas?'

By the by, the expression of Prince george makes him appear a real sporting gent. Nice look.
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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #475 on: February 09, 2011, 05:08:55 AM »
I believe it is a composite picture; and as Annie pointed it out I don’t see the second leg for Nicholas. Composite pictures were common during that time, many groups photos were done this way.

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Re: Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #476 on: February 09, 2011, 08:13:46 AM »
i have that postcard in a clearer and hi res version to see the details. I will post it later when i log in in my computer.

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #477 on: February 09, 2011, 11:27:09 AM »
Interesting question, HK. Why indeed ? My guess would be that these were mass printed for the Greek market- the second language on the card is Greek. They were cheaply done to sell A lot of them, perhaps.  I doubt they were cabinet pieces in Faberge frames. More likely the sort of thing that school girls would paste on their walls.
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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #478 on: February 11, 2011, 08:30:58 AM »
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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #4
« Reply #479 on: February 11, 2011, 03:43:59 PM »
Great photo! Nicholasha towers over NII, but NII is so well proportioned that Nicholasha doesn't dwarf him. All that chinning up, walking, rowing and tennis pays off.