picturesque-russia:

В. Е. Маковский в мастерской за работой. Фотограф К. К. Булла. Санкт-Петербург, 1911 г. / В. Е. Маковский. Портрет императрицы Марии Федоровны.

April 14 2014, 10:10 PM   •   417 notes   •   Via: bulletproofjewels   •   Source: picturesque-russia

"On the 12th August, 1904, the little Grand Duke, Czarovitch was born….He was baptised when he was twelve days old… The little sisters were delighted with the new brother, and made many quaint and critical remarks about him. They were at the baptism dressed in Russian Court costume of blue satin, brocaded in silver and trimmed with silver braid and buttons, and they wore silver shoes. Their head-dresses were of blue velvet embroidered with pearls; they looked very sweet and quaint.” (M. Eagar, Six Years at the Russian Court)

April 14 2014, 08:20 PM   •   62 notes

Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fyodorovna in a historical costume. 
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Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fyodorovna in a historical costume. 

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April 14 2014, 06:30 PM   •   23 notes

Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich “Nikolasha”

Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich “Nikolasha”

April 14 2014, 04:40 PM   •   28 notes

The “Royal Mob” at the occassion of Ernst of Hesse's marriage to Victoria Melita. 

"There exists a famous set of photographs that were taken during the wedding festivities. It seemed as if it there were more Queen Victoria descendants and crowned heads, crowded on steps at the rear of the Edinburgh Palais, in order to mark the occassion, than ever before…. The princial photographer was the Coburg court photographer, Professor Uhlenhut. He took many of the pictures and had about thirty of the guests sitting in all kinds of poses and combination.These photographs were circulated all over Europe…" (Ilana D. Miller, Four Graces)

April 14 2014, 02:50 PM   •   56 notes
bulletproofjewels:

TRM King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark, the in-laws of Europe. They were the grandparents of King George V of Great Britain, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, King Christian X of Denmark and King Constantine I of the Hellenes.

bulletproofjewels:

TRM King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark, the in-laws of Europe. They were the grandparents of King George V of Great Britain, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, King Christian X of Denmark and King Constantine I of the Hellenes.

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historyofromanovs:

Equally grumpy Tatiana and Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, originally b&w photograph coloured by me.
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Sweet Mama and Papa! Today I have guests: Maria and Anastasia. They drank tea and played hide and seek, Indians, and dolls. Anastasia was the patient, Maria the nurse, and I the doctor…

 - Letter of little Vera Konstantinovna from Pavlovsk, 10th of November 1912. (via romanovrussiatoday)
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fuckingkaiser:

Russian beauties
by Vladislav Nagornov

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history-in-pictures:

Arrival of Peter The Great in Moscow after The Battle of Poltava

history-in-pictures:

Arrival of Peter The Great in Moscow after The Battle of Poltava