Grand Duchess Anastasia and Nicholas II under house arrest in the garden at Tsarskoe Selo: summer 1917.
I don’t think I’ve seen this one before! It’s from the Royal Collection Trust.
Also one of the few pictures I’ve ever seen of Anastasia with her hair up!
The top is the regular photo and the bottom is zoomed in slightly.
"The Grand Duchess rarely spoke of the massacre of her brother’s family, but the tragedy haunted her all her life. "It must have been terrible," she once exclaimed, recalling the agony suffered by her brother’s family during the long imprisonment that began in Tsarskoe Selo in August, 1917, and ended in their massacre in Ekaterinburg in July, 1918. She spoke the words with a shudder that transformed the simple sentence in to a searing memory which had nagged her heart for forty years.
"All of the girls and even the poor boy were by temperament gay and vicacious," she said, "but they had all inherited that certain sense of tragedy from their mother. They all knew they were going to die. I am sure of that." "
Olga Alexandrovna also told her biographer that she loved her nieces, especially Anastasia, as much as if they had been her own daughters.
Poor Olga A.!
Source: The Last Grand Duchess by Ian Vorres
The second episode begins in Russia, where in 1917, the wealthy Grand Duchess Vladimir publicly declares her opinion of her nephew, Tsar (Czar) Nicholas II, …
This was a really cool documentary! There is a lot of cool information about the jewels and the Romanovs. It includes testimony from Prince Michael of Kent, Prince Michael of Greece, and Princess Olga Romanov (daughter of Prince Andrei Alexandrovich, Xenia and Sandro’s son). My only beef with it was the horrifically erroneous information about Rasputin and his involvement with the Imperial Family.
A note written by Grand Duchess Olga to her friend at the Tsarskoe Selo lazaret, Valentina Ivanova Chebotareva: 1917.
She signs herself Sister O. Romanova.
Tsarevich Alexei imitating the guards at the Alexander Palace: 1917.
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, her husband Colonel Nikolai Kulikovsky and their newborn son Tikhon, 1917.
Auto-chrome photos taken of the Alexander Palace in 1917 shortly after the departure of the Imperial family.
1. Parade Halls
2. Playroom of the Imperial Children
3.& 4. Maple Room
5. Maybe Alexandra’s dressing room? Not sure.
Nicholas II and (I think) Valya Dolgoruky sawing logs in the yard behind the Governor’s House in Tobolsk: 1917.
Nicholas II working in the garden in the Alexander Palace park: 1917.
Alexandra Feodorovna on the balcony at the Governor’s House, Tobolsk: 1917.