Nicholas II, Grand Duchesses Tatiana, Olga, and Anastasia and Alexei: 1916.
This photo is from one of Tatiana’s personal photo albums that was being auctioned at Christie’s. Hopefully it will be bought by a museum so that everyone can learn from it!
The Grand Duchesses on a walk with their parents in the Crimea: 1914
Grand Duchesses Tatiana, Olga, and Maria: 1899. I had never seen this particular pose before and was very excited when I discovered it!
When Maria was about a year old, Nicholas recorded that they had to watch the elder two girls carefully with their little sister, as they were apt to push her around.
Source: A Lifelong Passion by Andrei Maylunas and Sergei Mironenko
Grand Duchess Olga describes an event of the Tercentenary Celebration in her diary:
Thursday, February 21, 1913
“Walked in the garden. Sunny, warm, muddy and windy. At 12:15 went to Kazan Cathedral for a prayer service. Papa and Alexei were up front in a carraige with a hundred escort guards in the front. Saw AKSH from very far. Then Mama and Grandmother in a carriage, then the four of us and another hundred of the escort guards. In the Cathedral and at the reception saw dear N.P., Count B.B and Count Nirod. Had breakfast with Grandmother, Papa and Aunt Ella. Mama was in her room on the couch. At 3:45 went to the reception wearing Russian dresses. Tatiana and I have not worn these dresses before. Mama was wearing a gold dress. She, of course, got very tired, poor angel. It ended at 5:30. Had dinner with Papa and Aunt Ella. She left in the evening. Sat with Mama.”
Olga and Tatiana in Russian Court Costume: 1913
(These are the same dresses that Olga refers to, but the photograph was taken later in the year as Tatiana is wearing the infamous wig. It is not until the following day that Olga mentions in her diary that Tatiana does not feel well.)
Source: The Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaievna: 1913.
Two newly discovered captivity photos!
Nicholas at Tsarskoe Selo :1917
Nicholas and Alexandra on the balcony in Tobolsk: September 1917
Nicholas and Alexandra visit Queen Victoria at Balmoral: 1896
and together in the park: 1897
Grand Duchess Tatiana: 1913
Nicholas II (in the background), Alexandra Feodorovna, Grand Duchess Tatiana, and Grand Duchess Olga (to the far right, slightly out of focus): 1914
Happy 113th Birthday Grand Duchess Maria!
Grand Duchess Maria in 1907, 1908 and 1910.
Two adorable pictures of Nicholas and Alexei, c. 1910
Nicholas and Alexei in 1913 and Alexei in 1914. Notice in the 1913 photograph Alexei’s legs are hidden behind his father. His joints did not completely heal from the Spala episode until over a year later.