Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Romanovs at Christmas



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6 comments:

alaughland said...

I ‘m sure that tree was brought in from the forest.

elena maria vidal said...

Maybe. Or from the park at Tsarskoe Seloe.

Simon said...

I think the picture is mis-dated, to judge by the size of the little girls. There is a fascinating description of a Romanov Christmas in THE LAST GRAND DUCHESS, the "memoirs" of Nicholas II's sister Olga Alexandrovna, authored by Ian Vorres.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, Simon, it is definitely NOT in 1902, since the Grand Duchess Anastasia was born in 1901, and she is one of the girls in the photo. It says the upstairs playroom 'after 1902,' which I assume means it could have been anytime after 1902. I would guess the photo was taken around 1908.

Elisa said...

I've seen countless pictures of the Romanov family but not this one. It's lovely! By the way, where's Alexis?! (He's not in the photo)

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, it's just the girls.