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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2007, 07:36:44 PM »
There's a photo of Aleksei with his sisters at a very young age -- 3 or 4, maybe -- and all of the children are holding their cameras. I'll see if I can find it.

This isn't exactly the one I was thinking of, but it was definitely taken the same day!

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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2007, 07:46:21 PM »
I would guess that photo came from the website www.romanovrussia.com, an imperial antique dealer that occasionally sells real photos from the IF's private albums. They had a whole series from one of Aleksei's albums a while back.

Aleksei's private photos must have been sold and removed from that site. Here are the ones I'd saved:









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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2007, 08:18:17 PM »
thanks, dear sarushka!
One very rare to me,Aleksei at Mogilev 1916:

Hope you love it!  ;)
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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2007, 08:48:59 PM »
I do, I do!  :-*
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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2007, 09:16:47 PM »
[ur l=www.alexis-romanov.narod.ru] Aleksi's great site![/ url]
I am trying to post better than I can!
So.... ;D
I false!  :'(
ok, again!:
Aleksei's great site![/ url]
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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2007, 09:22:16 PM »
Better!












etc.,etc.I will re-post some more later!
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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2007, 03:04:23 PM »
Thank you Sarushka and nena for the amazing pictures :o!!!! Sarushka, the pic that you posted of Alexei holding a camera, I've always thought that the camera belonged to Alix. In the "Anastasia's album" book, it said that Alix gave the camera to Alexei to pacify him because there was another pic taken that day showing Alexei about to throw a tantrum :D. I just haven't seen a picture of Alexei holding a camera when he was 9-14. I just have an impression that Alexei wasn't that all interested in picture taking. Maybe those pics of him are still in the archives.

It's a good thing that Sarushka was able to save images from Alexei's album. I wonder where the seller acquired the album. The history of that album is kind of interesting.

Nena, looking forward for more pics. I tried going to the site you posted, but I still have to learn more Russian ;D

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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2007, 07:22:55 PM »





if you have some pics.taken at Mogilev,Condecontessa, please post!  ;D
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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2007, 09:38:04 PM »
Sarushka, the pic that you posted of Alexei holding a camera, I've always thought that the camera belonged to Alix. In the "Anastasia's album" book, it said that Alix gave the camera to Alexei to pacify him because there was another pic taken that day showing Alexei about to throw a tantrum :D. I just haven't seen a picture of Alexei holding a camera when he was 9-14. I just have an impression that Alexei wasn't that all interested in picture taking. Maybe those pics of him are still in the archives.

The empress's camera was different from the children's. OTMAA had simple Brownie box cameras, but Alexandra's was a more elaborate model with a folding accordion-style extandable lens. You can see some photos of her with her camera on the Standart.

I don't know why there are so few photos of Aleksei with his camera. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a photo of Nicholas with his camera, either....
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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2007, 10:10:40 PM »
Yes, Sarushka, I do recall in the "Nicholas and Alexandra" exhibition book a picture of Alexandra reloading her camera. I guess I should take the Anastasia album with a grain of salt ;). So, little Alexei have his own camera. At such a young age too. As with photos of Alexei with his camera, I think it's still at GARF. I'm beginning to sound like a broken record here, but for some reason, I'm fixated with Alexei's lack of interest with picture taking. I don't recall reading diary entries and/or letters from him mentioning a day pasting pics on his album. Considering the imperial family's hobby of photography. As for Nicholas, you're right Sarushka. I haven't seen a pic of Nicholas holding a camera. For someone so interested in photography, it's odd not seeing pictures of him with a camera. Maybe he thought it's not fit for a tsar ;D.

For nena, thank you kindly for the pics. You have more pics than I do nena. ;) :D You find rare pics than I do :) By the way, belated Happy Birthday. Enjoy your sweet sixteen years :-* :D ;)

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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2007, 06:54:31 AM »
I'm beginning to sound like a broken record here, but for some reason, I'm fixated with Alexei's lack of interest with picture taking. I don't recall reading diary entries and/or letters from him mentioning a day pasting pics on his album. Considering the imperial family's hobby of photography.

I don't think we can conclude at this point that Aleksei showed a lack of interest in picture taking. He had his own camera and album, after all, and numerous sources mention that the entire family enjoyed pasting photos into their albums. Nicholas especially adored his photo albums and was very particular about arranging them and pasting the photos neatly. Given that Aleksei idolized his papa, it's hard to believe he didn't participate on some level as well. Sure, it's possible that Aleksei enjoyed posing for his sisters and parents more than taking photos himself, but I don't think it's wise to jump to that conclusion simply because we haven't yet uncovered more than a handful of photos of him with a camera.
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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2007, 09:11:07 AM »
Thank you, Condecontessa  ;)
Sarushka, great informations.Nothing without you!  8)
Nicolas Ii and Alexandra, Dniepre River, Mogilev 1916, colored version
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Re: 'Running at Mogilev'
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2010, 06:45:34 PM »


Is this Hanbury-Williams with Alexei?
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