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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2004, 02:00:17 PM »
I'm not sure about anyone else, but there are a few pictures of the Grand Duchess's that take my breath away with their beauty. The two that come to mind is the picture when they are quiet young and Anastatia is leaning on Maria's shoulder. Such beautiful children. And the picture where they around the table and they are in the prime of their teen years.

The first pic is on page 88 of Peter Kurth's book.

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2004, 03:05:09 PM »
Yes louise, this picture of the four little angels does take your breath away.
I think Marie is the most beautiful, she has beautiful big eyes and a soft/sweet look over her face. But who she resembles most???. Olga looks like her father.In Tatiana
and Anastasia you can see their mother. Alexei looks absolutely most like his mother.

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2004, 03:52:41 PM »
I would have to say that Maria takes after the Romanov side of the family.

I remember watching the National Geographic special a few years back and that hauntingly beautiful picture of the Grand Duchess's came on with the camera lingering on the photo. There was sadness in my house as we watched it, and saw the beauty of the children and the potential that might have been, and tears came to my eyes as I remember what was to come.

I'm so glad we have all these pictures to remind us of the happy times.

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2004, 08:05:35 PM »
I have come across pictures of the young empress Marie when she was in her early twenties (around the time of her marriage to Alexander III) and I can see a strong resemblance between her and grand duchess Marie.  On the other hand, I don't think that the grand duchess really looked  like the more "mature" Empress Marie.

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2004, 08:55:41 PM »
I've come across some photos taken about 1913 and Tatiana's hair is quite short. It's actually a bob and looks very stylish and chic. Does anyone know why her hair is shorter than usual?

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2004, 09:03:32 PM »
Hi Louise !

They are the same photos that I write of in the post of Orchie. I believe it was typhoid that Tatiana contracted.

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2004, 09:03:56 PM »
During the Terecentury celebrations, Tatiana apparently drank bad water and got typhus and they cut off her hair.  So for those 1914 photos she has a super-stylish bob!

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2004, 09:10:41 PM »
Go figure. Getting sick starts a new fashion. Well it certainly becomes her.

Thanks ladies for the info.

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2004, 10:38:45 PM »
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During the Terecentury celebrations, Tatiana apparently drank bad water and got typhus and they cut off her hair.  So for those 1914 photos she has a super-stylish bob!

I find it kind of interesting that even back then, the water in St. Petersburg wasn't good. All I hear about St. Petersburg is "don't drink the water!" I can understand now, but until I found out about Tatiana's illness, I didn't even think that back then, there were bad sources flowing into the water supply.

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2004, 10:42:53 PM »
Louise, I agree with you--those photos posed around the table are extraordinary.  

I remember reading somewhere (that's a frequently used phrase these days!)   ;) about Tatiana drinking some lemonade or orangeade at a St. P party, which resulted in her bout with typoid.  As a child she seemed a bit more fragile and vulnerable to illness than the other three girls--although contaminated water is going to bring just about anyone down!

(Hint to those visiting St. P: Watch out for the water!  And don't do what I did, which was to order a soft drink, then unthinkingly pour it into a glass full of ice, i.e. possible frozen giardia[sp?]-contaminated water! I was very lucky, though--it didn't contain giardia.)

I agree that Tatiana looks very elegant with her shorter hair--a bit of the long-limbed Audrey Hepburn gamine look.

OTMA seem a bit ahead of their time.  I've read they kept their hair comparatively short during their house arrest and imprisonment--for ease, and it must have been far more comfortable during the stiffling days in Ekaterinberg.  Also, as teenagers they perplexed Alexandra by wanting to lie out in the sun without hats, etc.  And in fact used that same activity as subterfuge, on the occasion of the 1914 Romanian visit, so they'd be sunburned and curtail any thoughts of Romanian marriage.

Of course, Olga was the primary candidate at that time. But . . . all for one, and one for all!  

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2004, 11:47:42 PM »
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OTMA seem a bit ahead of their time.  I've read they kept their hair comparatively short during their house arrest and imprisonment--for ease, and it must have been far more comfortable during the stiffling days in Ekaterinberg.

The reason why their hair was shorter was because they all got sick with the measels, and they all had their heads shaved. There's a couple pictures floating around that shows them in all their glory. But yes, it must have been more of a relief to have all that weight off of their heads. As a side note, I wonder what Tatiana thought when her head was shaved the second time. She had just gotten it long enough to put it up again when it happened.

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2004, 03:18:39 AM »
I'm looking, but I can't find the photo of Tatiana Nikolaevna with the short hair cut anywhere!!! Help!

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2004, 10:29:44 AM »
I haven't seen any photos of her hair extremely short, but it is perhaps four or five inches long, and beautifully styled with a hairband, in the formal pose taken with her sisters that Louise has earlier cited.

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2004, 10:48:56 AM »
Ok,, here are some pics of Tatiana with short stylish hair. I would have just posted the pics, but I worked all last night and ..well I'm tired, so enjoy all the pics.

I think her hair is wonderful.

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Re: Tatiana resembles Alix?
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2004, 11:28:22 AM »
There are some photos of Tatiana lying ill with a VERY short hair at:
http://highway49.library.yale.edu/romanov/oneITEM.asp?pid=00230016&iid=00230016and sitting in the armchair with her mother and Alexei just recovering from her illness.
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