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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #345 on: May 21, 2012, 04:03:48 PM »
Yep, I pretty much agree that is Olga in that photo! When I saw it, I instantly knew it was Olga in that photo! :) Sarushka is right about Maria getting her dress caught in the rail though!

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« Reply #346 on: May 21, 2012, 04:50:04 PM »
This picture was rare and new for me. Olga, Tatiana and Maria in 1900. From the ROYAL COLLECTION:


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« Reply #347 on: May 21, 2012, 05:04:25 PM »
Me too -- thanks Larri!
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« Reply #348 on: May 21, 2012, 10:02:43 PM »
Oh my, Larri great find...new to me!

Is that an actual kitten in Olga's lap or a doll? Looks a little strange to me...
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« Reply #349 on: May 22, 2012, 12:26:14 PM »

Not sure if this should be in the book section but James Blair Lovell's 'Royal Russia - The private albums of the Russian Imperial Family' has some very rare pictures that I've never seen before. There is one of the Tsarevitch on the swing in the garden at Tobolsk flanked by GD's Tatiana and Anastasia and the Tsar smoking a cigarette. There is also a really rare picture of the Empress in a Kaftan, she would look very glamorous where it not for her deeply sad and exhausted expression. Most of the pictures are copyrighted so cannot scan or post links but I think the book is available 2nd hand on Amazon.

I also recently saw a British television programme on Channel 4 about Queen Victoria's Indian servant Abdul Karim, they had 'tableau' photographs taken of the royal family and household enacting famous scenes etc and many of them had the Empress in them as a very young woman dressed as an Indian princess etc, really interesting and the Empress looked very beautiful, really rare and I've unfortunately not been able to find them anywhere else, if you can get British television its well worth a look as they have an archive 'on demand' service available on line. I suspect the photographs are part of the Royal collection but I will keep searching and post them if I can.

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« Reply #350 on: May 22, 2012, 01:44:55 PM »
IMO, the posture signals Maria. There's something about her stance that always stands out for me.... 
For me as well. She stood with a lower center of gravity, back on her  heels, tummy out  ...and it's not like Olga couldn't get her hem caught and be too absorbed to notice during the gift giving ! lol!  ...if there was only one GD in the photo , who would be standing with Alex during a ceremony to pass out gifts ? Olga of course.

 Also the girl there is just too thin to be Marie imo. Marie had big feet...Imp and Olga had very long feet ... big, but thinner than Marie's . ....and as Justine  pointed out , the hem is very low for Marie at this time. It's was even lower than we see it here because the hem  was  indeed caught.  Of course TN had a bow in 1912,  I said she did not in the 1910 footage lol! . We'll have to agree to disagree :)

Just my 2 cents: IMHO the girl with AF it's Olga. It seems to me she's too thin to be Maria.

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« Reply #351 on: May 22, 2012, 11:45:32 PM »
Is that an actual kitten in Olga's lap or a doll? Looks a little strange to me...

It's a kitten -- it's clearer in another pose from that session.
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« Reply #352 on: May 23, 2012, 02:16:10 AM »
what really strikes me about this picture is how poised GD Tatiana is even at 3-4 years old! poor little Maria you can see she going to be teased again as soon as the photograph is taken.

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« Reply #353 on: May 23, 2012, 08:39:47 AM »
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if there was only one GD in the photo , who would be standing with Alex during a ceremony to pass out gifts?

Tatiana. ;^)

of course....and she would be even thinner than Olga... much less   Marie ;^)


Thanks larri*! I always that that cat Olga was holding was stuffed....it looks far more alive here than the better known photo lol!
They are all adorable...but you can see why the Tsar wondered if Marie was about to sprout wings!

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« Reply #354 on: May 25, 2012, 01:31:53 AM »

from the 1912 ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Borodino

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« Reply #355 on: May 25, 2012, 10:46:42 PM »
That photo may solve the old question of whether that's a real cat or a toy cat. Since it looks to be in a different position than in the other photo, it was probably real.

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« Reply #356 on: May 26, 2012, 06:41:45 AM »
I'm glad to learn it was very likely a real cat ...the  "stuffed"  cat was creepy lol

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« Reply #357 on: May 27, 2012, 06:04:10 PM »
I still think it's a stuffed cat. It looks too stiff to be real.

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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #358 on: May 27, 2012, 10:41:39 PM »
it certainly looks that way in the better known photo...and I've seen hats from that time with stuffed, white cats... so it's not impossible the photographer had one in his kit. But in the photo that larri*-otmaprivatealbums has posted, the cat has lowered its head from the position in the better known photo so it  looks more alive here...but who knows

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« Reply #359 on: May 28, 2012, 11:50:55 AM »
...and I've seen hats from that time with stuffed, white cats...
Hats, with cats on them? I've never seen that, but if you have an example, I'd love to see it, as I love cats, hats and Edwardian fashion!

I thought it was a real cat at first, when I saw the photo, then I changed my mind as it looks awfully stiff. But now seeing the other pose...well, if it's a real cat, it's a VERY well behaved one!