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Princess Ella of Hesse: 1866.

Princess Ella of Hesse: 1866.

Prince Ernst Ludwig of Hesse: 1870, age 2.

Awesome article by Paul Gilbert about the restoration of the Alexander Palace! 

Queen Victoria with her dog: late 1860s. 

Queen Victoria with her dog: late 1860s. 

Prince Nicholas of Romania, second son of Crown Princess Marie of Romania and namesake of Nicholas II. 

Prince Nicholas of Romania, second son of Crown Princess Marie of Romania and namesake of Nicholas II. 

Princesses Victoria and Ella of Hesse: 1865.

Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, and Prince Ernst Ludwig of Hesse. 

Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, and Prince Ernst Ludwig of Hesse. 

Prince Ernst Ludwig of Hesse

Prince Ernst Ludwig of Hesse

Princess Ella of Hesse

Princess Ella of Hesse

historyofromanovs:

olga-nikolayevna:

romanovqueen:

olga-nikolayevna:

emperorirene:

olga-nikolayevna:

Helen Rappaport, whose book I have shamelessly promoted, is attacking us for posting *GIFS* of the doc. Even FOX, etc. doesnt care if you GIF footage.
im sick of her bullying people, as historyofromanovs and others here have have reported.  

Wait, I don’t understand. Are those the regular gifs of OTMA etc? Did Helen Rapapap film them herself? Was that her work? I can’t tell very well from the icon, but she doesn’t look quite that old, I think…

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Soooooo now we can’t gif the horrible doc with amazing quality??? Cause i wanna gif it, in my defense if you put something on the internet it will no longer be private. This is after all a documentary, it was meant to be public. BBC put it on their website and WITH a download option after all.

precisely. theyre not gonna take the gifs down off our blogs btw they allow you to do it obviously or the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of Sherlock blogs will be taken down. 

Are you kidding me, right? Those gifs and photos are public domain, due to their age. She should be happy that we even credit/mention/promote her book and documentary. That’s a “thank you” in my opinion. Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I have no clue about the copyright laws. I’ve had people stealing my colorized Romanov photos and crop off the watermarks, so I know how it FEELS.

Sounds to me like someone is just upset because she wants to charge people for the privilege of seeing these pictures/videos. They are available literally all over the internet, including on youtube and frozentears.com. No one is claiming ownership of said images or making any money off of them. They are purely for entertainment or educational purposes. I have said before that I don’t set much store my Helen Rappaport’s work and I don’t think she is a very nice person. She is obviously in it for the money, not for education. Many museums, universities, libraries, and archives are actually happy to have their content shown on the internet. It is free publicity for institutions that in a lot of cases are struggling to get the funding they need to keep going. Even larger museums, like Mystic Seaport, where I used to work, struggle with funding. As you all know, places like Beineke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library allow their Romanov albums to be viewed online for free. As far as I know, they have never complained about tumblr, facebook, or pinterest users posting “their” images, even though they are part of a private collection. Frankly, this whole issue is just stupid. 

historyofromanovs:

olga-nikolayevna:

romanovqueen:

olga-nikolayevna:

emperorirene:

olga-nikolayevna:

Helen Rappaport, whose book I have shamelessly promoted, is attacking us for posting *GIFS* of the doc. Even FOX, etc. doesnt care if you GIF footage.

im sick of her bullying people, as historyofromanovs and others here have have reported.  

Wait, I don’t understand. Are those the regular gifs of OTMA etc? Did Helen Rapapap film them herself? Was that her work? I can’t tell very well from the icon, but she doesn’t look quite that old, I think…

^

Soooooo now we can’t gif the horrible doc with amazing quality??? Cause i wanna gif it, in my defense if you put something on the internet it will no longer be private. This is after all a documentary, it was meant to be public. BBC put it on their website and WITH a download option after all.

precisely. theyre not gonna take the gifs down off our blogs btw they allow you to do it obviously or the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of Sherlock blogs will be taken down. 

Are you kidding me, right? Those gifs and photos are public domain, due to their age. She should be happy that we even credit/mention/promote her book and documentary. That’s a “thank you” in my opinion. Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I have no clue about the copyright laws. I’ve had people stealing my colorized Romanov photos and crop off the watermarks, so I know how it FEELS.

Sounds to me like someone is just upset because she wants to charge people for the privilege of seeing these pictures/videos. They are available literally all over the internet, including on youtube and frozentears.com. No one is claiming ownership of said images or making any money off of them. They are purely for entertainment or educational purposes. I have said before that I don’t set much store my Helen Rappaport’s work and I don’t think she is a very nice person. She is obviously in it for the money, not for education. Many museums, universities, libraries, and archives are actually happy to have their content shown on the internet. It is free publicity for institutions that in a lot of cases are struggling to get the funding they need to keep going. Even larger museums, like Mystic Seaport, where I used to work, struggle with funding. As you all know, places like Beineke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library allow their Romanov albums to be viewed online for free. As far as I know, they have never complained about tumblr, facebook, or pinterest users posting “their” images, even though they are part of a private collection. Frankly, this whole issue is just stupid.