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« Reply #435 on: September 06, 2010, 04:12:19 AM »
He looks as if he wanted to  say: 'c'mon, take this damn picture already and I'm outta here!'XD
Anyway he looks soo handsome there, and Natasha - sad and so pretty, as always.

Picture was taken probably in Michael or Natasha's hospital for wounded soldiers, in 1915 or 1916.  Michael had only one hospital in Petrograd, but Natasha had more - one even in Kiev.



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« Reply #436 on: September 08, 2010, 08:30:09 AM »
Teen Misha with father

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« Reply #437 on: September 08, 2010, 08:48:29 AM »
This photo was taken shortly before Alexander's death. Mikhail was not yet 16, but look how tall he is.

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« Reply #438 on: September 09, 2010, 06:50:18 PM »
Teen Michael with his tutor Ferdinand Thormeyer


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« Reply #439 on: September 11, 2010, 08:53:33 AM »
Michael with  Olga

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« Reply #440 on: September 14, 2010, 09:12:21 AM »
I always sum people up very quickly. ( Perhaps a bit judgmental) But if people love animals, that pretty well sums them up for me. Anyone who adores dogs the way Michael did, can only be a wonderful person. And he did and was.

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« Reply #441 on: September 14, 2010, 11:52:22 AM »
I always sum people up very quickly. ( Perhaps a bit judgmental) But if people love animals, that pretty well sums them up for me. Anyone who adores dogs the way Michael did, can only be a wonderful person. And he did and was.

Given that Adolf Hitler was also very fond of dogs, and indeed introduced very enlightened legislation against cruelty to animals into Nazi Germany, I think that is a very dangerous basis on which to assess anyone!

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« Reply #442 on: September 16, 2010, 01:51:11 AM »
GD Michael with his first girl-friend Princess Beatrice (and his sister Olga with husband, Duke Peter of Oldenburg)

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« Reply #443 on: September 17, 2010, 03:12:06 AM »
From which picture is this book. Personally I think the photo is photo shopped, because GD Michael and GD Olga looked much younger in those days when the "flirt of GD Michael and Beatrice"started.

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« Reply #444 on: September 17, 2010, 05:54:11 AM »
Personally I think the photo is photo shopped, because GD Michael and GD Olga looked much younger in those days when the "flirt of GD Michael and Beatrice"started.

I think it's a real photograph. I don't know from what book it is.
But Michael looked in that time exactly like in this picture , he had the same big moustache (later he wore a smaller). He looks young here. If the picture was taken in 1903 (when the relationship beetwen him and Baby Bee had started) he was 25 years old.



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« Reply #445 on: September 17, 2010, 06:36:39 AM »
The car might give a clue to the date - do we have any car buffs here?

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« Reply #446 on: September 17, 2010, 07:00:46 AM »
I dont think so since Olga married Peter in 1901 and Michael met Beatrice in 1902 and if you see pictures of them from that period, or ven before, example this one from a Gathering in Denmark...(Im not sure if they re mourning Gd Georgiy Alexandrovich who died in 1899 or Queen Louise who died in 1898, but its one of those deaths they were mourning)





They look Ok for the period that picture was taken 1902-1903

BTW the faces of Bee and Olga looks kind of "Retouched" cause they re wearing a veil.

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« Reply #447 on: September 17, 2010, 07:38:46 AM »
 Michael fell in love with Baby Bee on holiday in 1902 (you're right, Katenka), and he broke up with her few months later. So the picture was taken most probably in 1902.


This one from Denmark indeed was taken earlier - I would say it's 1899 - Irina was -and looks here like - 4 and Andrei (in father's arms) was 2.

So Misha was 21 years old and looked more like a very handsome boy than a man...
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« Reply #448 on: September 17, 2010, 07:41:10 AM »
He looks like a full grown man in that one, i must say.

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« Reply #449 on: September 17, 2010, 07:54:06 AM »
He looks like a full grown man in that one, i must say.

Because he was full grown man in that time. Even with this charming boylish looking. :-)