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Offline Bryndis

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Alexandra's dressing room
« on: May 14, 2015, 11:03:15 AM »
Alexandra's dressing room at the Alexander Palace




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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 01:52:57 AM »
It's neat comparing the last two photos with their many points of reference.  I see the table at the end of the sofa in the first pic was replaced with the trunk Tatiana sits on in the second.  The picture immediately to the left of the door (?) appears to have been changed out, too.  Judging from comparisons of other photos, it seems that furniture, pictures, and bric-a-brac were moved around a lot in the IF's rooms.

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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2015, 10:14:48 AM »
This is how I see it btw

Standing by the windows:The first photo, with the fireplace, is to the left (the door leading to the Imperial bedroom (73) is not visible)
                                    The second photo is facing the windows and you can see into the bathroom (75)
                                    The last two are to the right and the door leads to (76)

I wish I could see a photo of the window wall.

And yes looking at photos from different times you can see how much changes.
Remember the girls used to move their beds to the windows when it is was hot.

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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2015, 03:00:34 AM »
I see it as you do, Bryndis.

Somewhere in the bathroom is the stairway leading up to mezzanine.  I would give anything to see a picture of both stairs and mezzanine.

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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2015, 09:44:57 AM »
We need more indoor photos!
Alexander Palace is probably my favourite. I like to be able to "see" what they saw when I read about them.

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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2015, 06:00:26 PM »
This is like the tables the girls were sitting at in the Mauve Room


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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2015, 05:02:50 AM »
Yakovlev's book 1928: The room number 74 furniture and walls were white with blue flowers.

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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2015, 05:07:14 AM »
Yakovlev's book 1928: The room number 75 on the rack were nightgown and robe for electrical medical procedures.

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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2015, 06:05:50 AM »
Electrical medical procedures?

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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2015, 06:27:26 AM »
It is written in the book (Page number 363).  The room Alexei Nikolaevich was the instrument for electrification.

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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2015, 09:03:57 AM »
From the US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health:  "...[T]he application of electrical stimulation in haemophilic patients contributes to the gain and development of strength and trophism."

We know Alexandra's life was centered around keeping her son alive and comfortable.  The above must have been one more method to achieve that end.  It's chilling, as well as heart wrenching.

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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2015, 09:08:39 AM »
Thank you! The device for the electrification of the royal family took her to Tobolsk.

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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2015, 09:33:06 AM »
I wonder if this is the "Fohn apparatus."  I've researched this medical device using various keywords, and have not been able to find anything at all about it.

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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2015, 09:41:59 AM »
Hemophilia - bad blood clots. I think that electricity would make the blood thick. The machine is in the bathroom Alexis. № 16. Book Yakovleva page № 408.

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Re: Alexandra's dressing room
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2015, 08:26:53 PM »
I believe Alexandra also used the Fohn apparatus for relief of her sciatica.
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