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Offline Grand Duchess Ayla

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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #225 on: May 06, 2016, 07:24:05 PM »
Thank you Ayla!! And your 1914 OTMA is beautiful!!! : )
You're welcome Yelena and thank you very much.

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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #226 on: May 16, 2016, 03:02:36 PM »
Great work Ayla!

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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #227 on: May 25, 2016, 02:10:23 PM »
at rferl.org you can see then 1911 and now 2010 color pictures of the Russian Empire taken by S.M. Prokhudini-Gorsko who was hire by Nicholas to take them. Some places haven't changed that much others sure have. One of the pictures is of Tobolsk. No doubt the IF looked at these pictures one evening and I can see one of the children asking where is Tobolsk located little knowing they would be sent there one day.

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« Reply #228 on: May 26, 2016, 11:00:34 PM »
at rferl.org you can see then 1911 and now 2010 color pictures of the Russian Empire taken by S.M. Prokhudini-Gorsko who was hire by Nicholas to take them. Some places haven't changed that much others sure have. One of the pictures is of Tobolsk. No doubt the IF looked at these pictures one evening and I can see one of the children asking where is Tobolsk located little knowing they would be sent there one day.

Haunting isn't it?

On a similar note do you think maybe just one of the family members might have said, "Hey, these look so nice. Why don't we have ourselves photographed in color?". And if those words were spoken then where the hell are those photos today???!!!

Sorry just a small pet peave of mine :-) We have thousands of beautiful black & white photos of the family that have survived to this day but NOTHING in color?! Ridiculous I say!
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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #229 on: May 27, 2016, 09:28:54 AM »
at rferl.org you can see then 1911 and now 2010 color pictures of the Russian Empire taken by S.M. Prokhudini-Gorsko who was hire by Nicholas to take them. Some places haven't changed that much others sure have. One of the pictures is of Tobolsk. No doubt the IF looked at these pictures one evening and I can see one of the children asking where is Tobolsk located little knowing they would be sent there one day.

Haunting isn't it?

On a similar note do you think maybe just one of the family members might have said, "Hey, these look so nice. Why don't we have ourselves photographed in color?". And if those words were spoken then where the hell are those photos today???!!!

Sorry just a small pet peave of mine :-) We have thousands of beautiful black & white photos of the family that have survived to this day but NOTHING in color?! Ridiculous I say!

Well, Prokudin himself said that, when leaving the then Bolshevik Russia, he hid those photographs of the Imperial family in a safe place.
He would not have been allowed to take them out, and they would have been confiscated (and probably destroyed).
So the big question remains: Where are they now?!

BTW: The US Library of Congress bought Prokudin's collection from his children. You can view all the photos on the L of C's web-site.
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/prok/
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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #230 on: May 28, 2016, 12:29:47 PM »
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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #231 on: June 01, 2016, 08:05:10 PM »
Great work Ayla!

Thank you very much Ally!
Your photo of Alix, Anna and Olga is wonderful!

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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #232 on: June 06, 2016, 02:27:35 PM »
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I find her fascinating, so it was wonderful to see this photo coloured so beautifully!

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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #233 on: June 07, 2016, 12:57:47 PM »
Thank you so much Karin! Ayla, as always, wonderful work. Particularly on the Edward/Walis one!

I couldn´t resist but doing this one


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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #234 on: June 13, 2016, 01:29:56 PM »
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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #235 on: June 14, 2016, 03:43:35 AM »
Awesome work everyone! I haven't posted for four years, but I have recently decided to take up coloring again.

Here is my colorization of a photo of Ella.

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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #236 on: June 16, 2016, 01:04:52 PM »
Wonderful to see you and your colourings again Erika!

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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #237 on: June 17, 2016, 10:06:24 PM »
Awesome work everyone! I haven't posted for four years, but I have recently decided to take up coloring again.

Here is my colorization of a photo of Ella.



That is quite lovely and welcome back! You picked a perfect subject as well for your artistic reintroduction to the AP :-)
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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #238 on: June 21, 2016, 03:07:59 PM »
not in color but there is a site russianphoto.ru that has many photos of Russia taken over the decades.

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Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« Reply #239 on: June 22, 2016, 02:52:54 PM »
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