The Ipatiev House after the murder of the Imperial family: 1919. In the last photo, the steeple of the church that gave the Imperial family comfort during their first weeks in Ekaterinburg can be seen.
The courtyard at the Ipatiev House that the Imperial family passed through to the cellar. The gallery was added in the 1930s.
I am sorry, but Romanov fan art depicting the Grand Duchesses with bullet holes in their heads is in very poor taste, especially today.
Items belonging to the Imperial family later found by the White Army at the Ipatiev House: 1918/1919.
An ikon of the Mother of God found at the Ipatiev House after the murder of the Imperial Family: 1918.
"The Grand Duchesses were fast leaving childhood behind them and blossoming into charming girls; they did not greatly resemble one another, each was a type apart, but all were equally lovely in disposition. I cannot believe that any men so inhuman existed as those who, it is said, shot and stabbed those defenseless creatures in the house of death at Ekaterinburg. Apart from their beauty, their sweetness should have pleaded for them, but, if it is true that they have ‘passed,’ then surely no better epitaph could be theirs than the immortal words, "Lovely and pleasant were they in their lives, and in their death they were not divided."
Lili Dehn, “The Real Tsaritsa”
Colour photos of the exterior of the Ipatiev House, taken in 1975 (The house was demolished two years later).
I’ve never seen colour pictures of it before, it’s so surreal to look at them and know what happened inside those walls. Somehow them being in colour makes it all the more real to me.
I’ve never seen these before.
Images from the jewel book of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, currently up for auction at Bonham’s.
Most of these pieces were dismantled and melted down by the Bolsheviks when they were found in a hidden room in the Yussupov Palace.