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Offline Rodney_G.

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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #435 on: December 06, 2013, 03:06:49 PM »
This is good to read,Matushka. It explains a lot about Derevenko's not going into exile with Alexei and the rest of the IF. And of course, it seems to fully refute any unsubstantiated rumors of Derevenko's disloyalty and desertion. They never made sense and ran counter to all his previous fine service to the family.
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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #436 on: December 06, 2013, 10:16:16 PM »
It does, Rodney, but I'm still confused about Anna Vyrubova. She makes no sense!

(Sorry, I know I'm getting off the topic of rare photos. If there's a discussion about discrepancies with Vyrubova's accounts of events, please move me there. ; ) )

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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #437 on: December 06, 2013, 10:55:56 PM »
Anna Vyrubova, imo was lying and clearly dislikes Derevenko.  I have heard of him being rough to the Tsarevich but that only one source - hers, Gibbs and Gillard never mention that in their memoirs.

For her, being immature and kind of stupid, to her people she didn’t like where enemies and ungodly- very narrow minded. I just don’t like her.

As for what really happened, it would never be clear and never know the real truth unless new facts are revealed.

Now please back to topic because to me this subject should be here
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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #438 on: December 09, 2013, 11:54:54 PM »

Amazing colored fotos  by the most wonderful Yelena Aleksandrovna. Endless thank you very much!

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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #439 on: December 10, 2013, 12:14:36 AM »
I have this version of the first one

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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #440 on: December 10, 2013, 04:54:24 PM »
Kneejerk reaction is to say the baby is Olga, but now I'm second guessing myself. It IS Olga, right?
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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #441 on: December 10, 2013, 05:25:59 PM »
Yes it's Olga :-D the big head is unmistakable. This was in February 1896 when she was three months old, going by this photo:

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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #443 on: December 13, 2013, 11:54:09 AM »
Beautiful! I have never seen that shot! Thank you Tatiana!

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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #444 on: December 13, 2013, 04:36:54 PM »
I'm always taken aback by how mature Anastasia started to look around this time.
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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #445 on: December 14, 2013, 12:48:39 PM »
Grand Duchess Tatiana in hospital. Autumn 1916.

It is a famous ''bloshki'' game))

In English, we call it tiddlywinks. There are variants of the game.

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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #446 on: December 14, 2013, 12:50:12 PM »
My mind has been blown! Just when you think you have seen most of what's out there you get humbled by the remaining pieces that had been hidden in the archives or private collections.
Thank you so much Tatiana Z for your kindness of heart to share these with us! Truly the Grand Duchess of Generosity! Haha : D

Many albums are hidden in archives . And they are closed!  :(

Tatiana Z: I agree with all the accolades printed here.

How does one access this site?

We are looking for unpublished photos for our book.

Thank you.

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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #447 on: December 14, 2013, 03:18:07 PM »
In Tsarskoye Selo, under arrest. Summer 1917.


We were so happy to see this one photo.

http://s019.radikal.ru/i639/1311/03/131281cf2bf5.jpg

For this photo, we can even furnish an exact date: June 27, 1917.

And tell the fascinating story behind it.

That photo also appears in Lili Dehn's book, opposite p. 208. The size there is quite small, and the quality is not the best, so that you can barely make out that it is a little rabbit that the Empress is holding in her hand.

This present copy is much better.

Among the Imperial letters written to Lili Dehn, now kept at the Beinecke Library of Yale University, is a postcard with one large section cut out. The paper now forms an "L" shape. It was only later that we realized what had happened.

The Imperial family pasted a copy of this photo onto a blank postcard which they sent to Lili Dehn. She later cut the photograph off to use as an illustration for her book, and the cut-off piece was never reunited with the rest of the postcard.

Thus, the back side is missing a section of text corresponding to the size of the photograph which was on the front.

But, there was enough left to enable us to reconstruct the full text.

On June 30, 1917, Grand Duchess Maria Nicholaevna wrote to Lili Dehn: "...I took this snapshot in the park three days ago. Mama is holding a little rabbit which Alexis' dog [Joy] almost killed..."

And on June 28, Tsarevich Alexis Nicholaevich himself wrote to his former tutor, P. V. Petrov: "Joy is a murder!!! He strangled two pheasants and a baby rabbit..."



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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #448 on: December 14, 2013, 04:38:33 PM »
Great little insights there Inok!

And that last line you've quotes from Alexei is pretty hysterical!
Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right...

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Re: Rare Pictures XII
« Reply #449 on: December 14, 2013, 04:47:48 PM »
Great little insights there Inok!

And that last line you've quotes from Alexei is pretty hysterical!

Yes, it is cute, but, of course, I meant to quote him as saying "murderer" -- I accidentally dropped the second "er".


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