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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #287 on: November 15, 2013, 12:57:44 PM »
Livadia. Spring 1912.



http://s019.radikal.ru/i620/1311/b8/45e43245e4be.jpg

Only I think who think the Grand Duchesses look like boys in drag here? Is it because of the postures, the dowdy dresses, the hairstyle, that they are on the brink of puberty?
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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #292 on: November 15, 2013, 01:31:45 PM »
"Standart " 1912



http://s006.radikal.ru/i214/1311/6c/17502eef45ad.jpg
I love this one ! Perfect! Her smile is so lovely !
Thank you so much Tatiana Z for these wonderful new photos ! How did you find them ?
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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #293 on: November 15, 2013, 02:18:02 PM »
Livadia. Spring 1912.



http://s019.radikal.ru/i620/1311/b8/45e43245e4be.jpg

Only I think who think the Grand Duchesses look like boys in drag here? Is it because of the postures, the dowdy dresses, the hairstyle, that they are on the brink of puberty?


I guess it could be only you. If Olga and Tatiana look like boys there , I, as a male of long standing, might be overwhelmed  to see real Russian teenage girls of 15 to near 17 years old, at least one of whom was widely acknowledged by her contemporaries to be a  remarkable beauty. As for "being on the brink of puberty", both by age  and  by their obvious   classic  female shape, both Olga and Tatiana look to have passed that life stage many years previously..
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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #294 on: November 15, 2013, 02:49:11 PM »
Wonderful, Tatiana Z!

I love seeing more of the girls in those instantly identifiable dot dresses. The May 1913 photo of all four, with Maria and Anastasia's hair looking as though it's flowing in the wind, is even better in Tatiana Z's high-quality version. The room where Alexandra is with all those flowers looks lovely to me and brings to mind the stories about how she missed flowers after the revolution. The best thing, though, is seeing so many new photos of Olga on her birthday, including one taken at the same time and place as one of my favourites, Standart 1912:



Livadia. Spring 1912.



http://s020.radikal.ru/i723/1311/68/1da45b590ba7.jpg

Is it just me or could the man whose face is covered be Dmitri Pavlovich? Is the woman Ernest's second wife?

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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #295 on: November 15, 2013, 02:52:48 PM »
Is it just me or could the man whose face is covered be Dmitri Pavlovich?
Yep, that's him. Many, many thanks to you, Tatiana!
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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #298 on: November 15, 2013, 03:03:28 PM »
Scans are from Russian archive.

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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #299 on: November 15, 2013, 03:54:38 PM »
http://s009.radikal.ru/i309/1311/e3/0090ca83caa6.jpg

"Don" looks very Hessian on this picture - his face is like his Aunt Alix's as a child. The younger boy was all Onor's in his looks....
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