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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2012, 02:04:39 AM »
Thanks! Will look forward to it. It's always interesting to read such articles.

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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2012, 03:17:12 AM »
I  join in Georgiy's request! Please be so kind blessOTMA))) I collect memories about OTMA's nursing.

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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #62 on: November 26, 2012, 01:21:39 PM »
It's a matter of finding it lol ....I scanned the photo some time ago...but I think I can do that within a week.
If I remember, there were some inaccuracies, but it's still  interesting to read of course. =)

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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2012, 01:00:03 AM »


Looks like people were removed around AN in the top photo, but still charming
Imagine the girls helping one remember? I would certainly remember them and that would be a start! lol

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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #64 on: December 21, 2012, 12:16:40 AM »
Oh...Wow! These last two are completely new for me!

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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2012, 04:46:47 PM »
New to me too! Thank you!

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« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2013, 06:48:58 PM »
The new thread to upload pictures on the Little Pair.


(I don't think I have seen this one before, anyone else?)







« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 06:51:34 PM by xwhiterussia »

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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #67 on: July 24, 2013, 04:20:44 PM »

Marie and Anastasia walking on the beach.

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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #68 on: July 24, 2013, 04:28:23 PM »
New to me...thanks Gillian!
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: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #69 on: July 24, 2013, 05:56:07 PM »

Marie and Anastasia walking on the beach.

Seeing this photo, and thinking of the topic title of it, I'm moved to ask, did the designations "big pair"  and"little pair" still apply, or possibly lose their significance, when all four had pretty much grown up? I mean by the period 1914-1918 not only were Marie and Anastasia not little, but they all  also shared bedrooms in the last years, and moved about in public  together, with minimal age pairing, as far as I can tell.

In other words, did the aptness and appropriateness of "Big Pair" and"Little Pair" cease at some point and were OTMA still referred to that way in their later years? Personally I don't care either way, but when, for example ,seeing Olga andTatiana in 1916 in their nursing uniforms "big pair" just doesn't leap out at me, as it would have for 1902 photos, for example.

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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #70 on: July 24, 2013, 06:49:23 PM »
Just marvelous!!! Thank you! Looks like those red polka dot  dresses

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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2013, 07:27:12 PM »
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Seeing this photo, and thinking of the topic title of it, I'm moved to ask, did the designations "big pair"  and"little pair" still apply, or possibly lose their significance, when all four had pretty much grown up? I mean by the period 1914-1918 not only were Marie and Anastasia not little, but they all  also shared bedrooms in the last years, and moved about in public  together, with minimal age pairing, as far as I can tell.

In other words, did the aptness and appropriateness of "Big Pair" and"Little Pair" cease at some point and were OTMA still referred to that way in their later years? Personally I don't care either way, but when, for example ,seeing Olga andTatiana in 1916 in their nursing uniforms "big pair" just doesn't leap out at me, as it would have for 1902 photos, for example.

I'm agree with this. Certainly there remained aspects of the individual pairings that carried on as the girls grew older, but I guess it's only natural for age and identity to gradually become less relevant as siblings reach their teen and adult years. As an example of this, my wife is eight years older than me. Intellectually I'd say we're on an even playing field but imagine my dating her when I was twelve and she was twenty! Once you reach a certain point the age gap (not literally of course) starts to shrink. Being just over 5 1/2 years her senior it's hard to picture an eleven year old Olga having much of a relationship with 5 1/2 year old Anastasia, but by the time AN reached, say, fourteen, the gap between she and her 19 1/2 year old big sister was likely less relevant. And by the time they reached captivity there is every reason to believe ON and AN could have been genuine friends as well as loving sisters.

I think this is especially so with regards to OTMA. We are all well aware of their closeness as sisters, but while many will claim Olga had intellectual superiority over her sisters she certainly didn't have substantially greater "life experiences" or higher education. It wasn't as if, for example, Anastasia was a naive 17 year old high school girl in June of 1918 the same time her more experienced adult sister was graduating college. As it turns out Olga wasn't even married with children yet...unlike, dare I say, most other women of the time by their early-20s. In other words, it was easier for Anastasia to "catch up" to her older sisters in many ways.

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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #72 on: July 25, 2013, 10:55:35 AM »
Probably most people call them the BP and the LP out of habit.
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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #73 on: July 25, 2013, 03:33:27 PM »
I think that one aspect of 'pairing' that lasted their entire life was the bonding that developed in the pairs, Marie with  Anastasia. Olga with Tatiana.That's understandable. Not only were O and T paired from Tatiana's birth,but as edubs points out,they would have experienced things , at least first,  like going through puberty and being considered women , to which their younger sisters couldn't yet relate.

I'm the third of four brothers and am closest with my younger one, though I'm five and a half years older. My oldest bro is five and a half years older than me, and his was a totally differ ent world from mine til I was in college or maybe even out of it.

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Re: Pictures of the Little Pair
« Reply #74 on: August 23, 2013, 12:34:07 AM »


http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/jan_pirx/46730633/99785/99785_original.jpg

An enlargement of a photo of the little pair visiting the wounded...and displayed recently.
However the file is so big, if you click again on it to take it to its largest point, it winds up giving
 the biggest best copy of this photo that I've seen . They are even more stunning imo

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