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Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »

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Re: Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2005, 01:24:55 PM »
I found this interesting picture of Alexei taken from the front and the back. Anyone ever seen something like this before?




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Re: Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2005, 10:26:12 PM »
Some time ago I saw that picture at Russian-Antiques.com and thought it quite unusual (never having seen a picture like that before but thinking it was like the surprise in the 'Tsarevich Egg' of Faberge) and very sweet (since it was Alexei Nikolaevich as a small boy).  It got lost in the shuffle if it was ever pointed out here.

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Re: Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2005, 09:45:19 PM »
Wow thats very unusial (i think spelled that wrong) Where did u get that pic? and why did u think that someone took a pic like that?

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Re: Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2005, 09:46:39 PM »
Perhaps they're reference photos for a bust or something?

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Re: Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2005, 10:13:43 PM »
Quite interesting indeed. I would think the  "sculpture" scenario most likely.
I am a terrible judge of age, especially children, how old do any of you say he was at the time of the photgraph ?
[I didn't notice a date]

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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2005, 10:16:58 PM »
Maybe six. I think it was taken in 1910, because their is a sketch of that picture with a sketch of his sisters on the bottom with was from a picture taken in 1910.  :D

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2005, 11:01:33 PM »
Thank you. Wonder if a scuplture still exsists....

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Re: Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2005, 07:14:48 AM »
There is a surprise in the 1912 'Tsarevich Egg' of Faberge that features a miniature enameled portrait of Alexei Nikolaevich from the front and back.  If this delightful picture of the boy is dated a few years earlier, this adds to the curiosity factor.

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Re: Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2005, 08:12:56 AM »


Here's the sketch.

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Re: Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2005, 10:36:52 AM »
Do you have the link to the antique site where this is posted?

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Re: Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2005, 10:38:40 AM »
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Re: Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2005, 11:36:58 AM »
I show the egg pictured as 1912, shaving a couple of years off.

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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2005, 10:22:46 PM »
Well I had never seen the photo of the back of his head before, it is very interesting. It was not that uncommon for people to be photographed from the back during this time period. Or to be photographed from the front and the back in the same pose and sitting. Through my searches and collecting of my own family phots I have come accross some of people, primarily young children photographed with their backs to the camera. I am not quite sure why they did it but I know that they did.

Also off the top of my head I can think of two other pictures like this one. One is of Edward VII, his photo was taken from the front and back on one occasion. The other is a picture of Alexei's uncle Ernie with his back towards the camera as a child.
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Re: Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2005, 07:51:42 PM »
Wow, the last one got very big. :) Hard for my computer to load. Let's keep up the good work.

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