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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #165 on: November 15, 2011, 07:42:23 AM »
Thanks ! Get to see the dress too. I wonder if one of Ducky exists too.

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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #166 on: November 15, 2011, 09:44:45 AM »
Crown Princess Marie dressed as Princesse Lointaine, Bucharest, 1894













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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #167 on: November 15, 2011, 09:47:31 AM »
with Victoria Melita




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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #168 on: November 15, 2011, 12:37:12 PM »
I think Duck is wearing her emerald wedding tiara with her floral headdress.

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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #169 on: November 15, 2011, 12:49:13 PM »
Crown Princess Marie dressed as a flower, Bucharest,  1895





I like very much that 'flower' session! Wonder how many photos were taken then...Thanks, Laura, for sharing!

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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #170 on: November 16, 2011, 04:30:06 AM »

I like very much that 'flower' session! Wonder how many photos were taken then...Thanks, Laura, for sharing!

It was my pleasure to share the pictures, and I'm glad you liked them, Svetabel! I've only seen these 2 so far, but I'm sure there are more of both Marie and Victoria Melita from that session.

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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #171 on: November 16, 2011, 09:11:44 AM »
They were both very attractive although Ducky looked sad in most of them.

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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #172 on: November 16, 2011, 10:40:35 AM »
Where on earth did you get that wonderful photo of Marie & Victoria Melita? I had seen most of the photos from that session of her alone but never even thought that someone else was part of it! Is it from a book or magazine? There seemed to be some writing showing through. If so, that's one to add!

A magazine (Munsey's?) once did an article using some from this sitting--I think it was Beautiful Women and Barbaric Jewels or something like that.
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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #173 on: November 16, 2011, 11:55:33 AM »
Where on earth did you get that wonderful photo of Marie & Victoria Melita? I had seen most of the photos from that session of her alone but never even thought that someone else was part of it! Is it from a book or magazine? There seemed to be some writing showing through. If so, that's one to add!

A magazine (Munsey's?) once did an article using some from this sitting--I think it was Beautiful Women and Barbaric Jewels or something like that.

Grandduchessella, all the photos of Marie and of Victoria Melita from the ''Flowers'' and from the ''Princesse Lointaine'' sessions that I posted these days come from old magazines.

You can find the photo of Marie and Victoria Melita also in Diana Mandache's Dearest Missy book though. There is also another very similar photo of the two sisters from the '' Princesse Lointaine'' session in Marie of Romania - Images of a Queen, a photo album on Queen Marie also by Diana Mandache.

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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #174 on: November 16, 2011, 02:03:33 PM »
The flower one of the head has been in postcards. The one with the dress (or full size) has not been seen since.

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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #175 on: November 16, 2011, 03:26:55 PM »
The flower one of the head has been in postcards. The one with the dress (or full size) has not been seen since.

There should be more photos of the two of them from that 'Flowers' session at The National Archives of Romania or at the National Library of Romania.

There are at least 4-5 pics/each of all the others photo sessions of the 1890' Cotroceni fancy dress balls.

I hope we get to see more photos from that particular session. I love the black & white contrast of their gowns. I believe that contrast suited them perfectly. In every sense of the word.

BTW, ''the flowers'' I suppose were lilies ( ? the gowns look like representations of lilies, imo) ... Marie's favourites!  :)
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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #176 on: November 22, 2011, 03:27:37 PM »
I don't know if Missy kept all her clothes. Quite a few of them were on display.

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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #177 on: November 23, 2011, 05:39:06 PM »


Another photo from the well known session with Ferdinand

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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #178 on: November 23, 2011, 06:14:18 PM »
typical shot of the time.

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Re: Queen Maria of Romania, Part 3
« Reply #179 on: November 24, 2011, 04:31:32 AM »
typical shot of the time.

I agree, but I don't think it was posted before. My favourite photograph from that session is the one in which they look at one another.