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Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana reading aboard the Standart: 1914. 

Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana reading aboard the Standart: 1914. 

Grand Duchess Anastasia and an officer aboard the Standart: 1914. 

Grand Duchess Anastasia and an officer aboard the Standart: 1914. 

Grand Duchesses Tatiana and Anastasia and Tsarevich Alexei aboard the Standart: 1910.

Grand Duchesses Tatiana and Anastasia and Tsarevich Alexei aboard the Standart: 1910.

elderflowerchampagne:

love-romanov:

Grand Duchess Olga (1895 – 1918) holds a toy, 1901. Below is the same toy.

I’m so very skeptical of things like this - the chocolate stained gloves purported to have belonged to Anastasia, etc. For this one at least I say absolutely no way that is what she is holding in the picture. I’m pretty sure the top picture is a real cat, and the bottom picture shows a stuffed animal sitting up. In the top picture the cat is on its belly.

I’m pretty sure Olga is holding a real cat in the picture. It also has a little dark patch on it’s tail, so it can’t be the same as the toy below. The girls could have had a toy like that but I don’t think its in that picture.

elderflowerchampagne:

love-romanov:

Grand Duchess Olga (1895 – 1918) holds a toy, 1901. Below is the same toy.

I’m so very skeptical of things like this - the chocolate stained gloves purported to have belonged to Anastasia, etc. For this one at least I say absolutely no way that is what she is holding in the picture. I’m pretty sure the top picture is a real cat, and the bottom picture shows a stuffed animal sitting up. In the top picture the cat is on its belly.

I’m pretty sure Olga is holding a real cat in the picture. It also has a little dark patch on it’s tail, so it can’t be the same as the toy below. The girls could have had a toy like that but I don’t think its in that picture.

Grand Duchess Maria: 1914. 

Grand Duchess Maria: 1914. 

A photo of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich and tinted photographs of Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia

A photo of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich and tinted photographs of Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia

Princess Mignon (Marie) of Romania

Princess Mignon (Marie) of Romania

Me: Worked out, better take a shower.

Makes banana bread and then sits and watches I Love Lucy and the Brady Bunch for three hours. Oops. 

Crown Princess Marie of Romania and her children Marie (Mignon), Nicholas, and Elisabeth.

Crown Princess Marie of Romania and her children Marie (Mignon), Nicholas, and Elisabeth.

Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana and Anastasia visiting with soldiers and Grand Duchess Olga’s hospital train, number 164: 1915. 

From Helen Azar’s Facebook page.