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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #480 on: March 05, 2010, 04:41:30 PM »
Yes. I think it was the same photo session with her sister Dagmar (same dress) & brother-in-law Alexander. I wonder was it taken on the latter's visit to London ?

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #481 on: March 13, 2010, 02:23:50 PM »
This is a very touching image of Alexandra visiting a crippled children house. 1912




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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #482 on: March 14, 2010, 11:24:54 AM »
That is an amazing picture. You can see in her face the feeling she had for the child. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #483 on: March 14, 2010, 03:22:54 PM »
Wow ! A very rare photo indeed. Where did you find it ? Was it printed in the newspapers ! A great photo ! Thanks for sharing it with us.  :)

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #484 on: March 16, 2010, 11:58:56 AM »
My God!! That photo surprised me totally! Is really touching!

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #485 on: March 16, 2010, 12:02:57 PM »
I like it cause she shows sentiment...not like this one of May of teck in the same Situation...she looks like "get me out of hereeee!"




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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #486 on: March 16, 2010, 12:14:34 PM »
Hardly a fair comparison. I have a lot of photos of Queen Mary from magazines of the day visiting all sorts of hospitals, orphanages and other charities and in most she's smiling and interacting with the people. It's really just buying into the old stereotypes. I know I bang this drum a lot, but people should really try to get their hands on magazines from the period of about 1896 (when photos became more common than illustrations) through the 1930s--in English, German, Italian, whatever. The provide treasure troves of rare and candid photos. Many libraries even have bound up magazines from this period--and there are dozens of titles to choose from if you search.

BTW, you can find the image of Queen Alexandra in either the Graphic or the Sketch magazine. Can't remember which one but the issue was for sale not too long ago.
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #487 on: March 16, 2010, 12:24:40 PM »
Thanks you. Thats why i say "In THIS one"  i ve seen another where you can see her interacting with people and children, but none of them "touch my heart" like that one of Alexandra. I guess its because i can hardly "swallow" queen Mary....

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #488 on: March 16, 2010, 12:31:44 PM »
She's one of my faves.  :) I used to have a different impression until I actually started doing the research I mentioned. Some of the most touching royal photos I've seen involve Mary, and George V, interacting with severely wounded WW1 soldiers--both during and after the war.

Anyway, back to QA.  :)
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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #489 on: March 16, 2010, 12:36:28 PM »
Yup.

This is a composite picture.


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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #490 on: March 16, 2010, 12:46:28 PM »
A nice touch up photo. It added the ermine cloak and crown on top of another photo.  ;)

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #491 on: March 18, 2010, 08:00:03 AM »
Yup.

This is a composite picture.



It's a mock up taken from this picture of Alexandra





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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #492 on: April 14, 2010, 07:40:13 AM »
Alexandra and brother Giorgos of Greece


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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #493 on: April 14, 2010, 10:30:03 AM »
What beautiful dress! Where was this photo taken?

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Re: Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Part III
« Reply #494 on: April 14, 2010, 10:41:35 AM »
according fashion in early 1880s.

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