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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #60 on: March 06, 2006, 09:14:22 PM »
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It would be interesting to know the date that the sickroom was first used. If around c1910/1911 when Tatiana had typhus

I believe Tatiana contracted typhus during the tercentenary celebrations of 1913.  :)
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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2006, 09:28:16 PM »
Thanks Sarushka!

As we are relying on the Yale albums for identification of the sickroom, it would assist greatly to have access to the hundreds of interior photographs in the family albums at GARF.

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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #62 on: March 06, 2006, 09:30:50 PM »
The room # 34 is Aleksandra's Lady in Waiting on duty


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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #63 on: March 06, 2006, 09:42:32 PM »
Thanks Reco as I should have looked back at Vladimir's legend!

Just a consideration for discussion - This room would then have been set aside for the use of the on-duty Lady in Waiting during the day. For the short periods when required for use as a sickroom, it is possible that it may have been converted for a nurse/maid during the night to be near the sick child.

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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #64 on: March 28, 2006, 08:52:45 AM »
Are any of these classroom shots from the AP? (I'm guessing the bottom two are the most likely candidates...)




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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #65 on: April 01, 2006, 09:00:09 AM »
And what about this room ?


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« Reply #66 on: April 01, 2006, 12:33:48 PM »
The bottom picture on the right is of Alexei's classroom while the bottom left one is either his classroom or at Livadia. I'm venturing a guess with the first two, but I believe that they might be at Spala. Alexei looks young enough in my opinion for it to be 1912.

I've never seen that picture before Helene and I honestly am at a loss as to where it was taken. If it's at the Alexander Palace, then it's certainly not the Mauve Room or the grand duchesses' Music Room. Perhaps it's Alexei's? The setting looks simple enough to be the children's quarters.....or maybe it's Livadia? I honestly don't know..... :-?
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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #67 on: April 01, 2006, 07:35:01 PM »
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And what about this room ?

Could it possibly be Vyrubova's house?
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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #68 on: April 01, 2006, 08:02:53 PM »
I can't see the picture....

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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2006, 08:58:55 PM »
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I can't see the picture....
It's the one Helene posted, of Alix at the piano. I don't know why the thumbnail doesn't show up in the quote...
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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2006, 10:05:52 PM »
Here it is an other view. There is someone next to the door, sadly I can see well the paints on the wall :

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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #71 on: April 02, 2006, 08:51:36 PM »
It looks like a border of grape vines if that's what you mean. I sadly still don't know where this is from.... :-/

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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #72 on: April 04, 2006, 01:50:10 PM »
I ran across that photo Helene posted of Alix playing the piano in the Yale albums last night. In the original album, it's pasted right in the middle of a whole series of photos taken at Anna Vyrubova's house. But when I look through my file of pictures of Anna's house, it doesn't seem to match anything. Not one of them shows a room with that grapevine border, and the only piano in the house seems to be the one visible in this photo, which is made of dark wood. Very odd...
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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #73 on: April 04, 2006, 02:21:58 PM »
Never mind that last post -- it's not Vyrubova's house at all, I think it's the dacha at Peterhof!

Once again, here are the photos in question:


Now, look at the grapevines on the wall of Alix's reception room at Peterhof:


And look at this nearly identical piano in Aleksei's reception room Peterhof:


Finally, I've marked an identical piece of lattice-work in these two photos. The one of Maria was taken in Alix's reception room:


So, could this mystery-room be anything but a new view of Alix's reception room at the Peterhof dacha?
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Re: Help ID-ing various rooms
« Reply #74 on: April 04, 2006, 03:50:16 PM »
I had a feeling that it might be the Dacha at Peterhof, but I wasn't sure. You're definitely right Sarushka--if you look in the mirror of the picture of Alix's reception room it's clear that the grape vine motifs are exactly the same. The furniture also fits. Good call Sarushka!  ;)