Friday, January 11, 2013

A look back at family snaps!

The Russian Imperial family in 1899: Alexandra holding the infant Grand Duchess Maria, Nicholas II with Grand Duchess Tatiana on his lap, and Grand Duchess Olga sitting on the floor (Marlene A. Eilers Koenig collection)

Darmstadt, 1894 
Princess Henry (Irene) of Prussia, Grand Duchess Elisabeth of Russia,  Grand Duchess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Grand Duke Serge of Russia
Tsarevitch Nicholas of Russia, Princess Alix of Hesse and By Rhine,  Princess Louis (Victoria) of Battenberg and Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and By Rhine
(Marlene A. Eilers Koenig Collection)

Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, wife of Grand Duke Vladimir ... a Grand Duchess who knew her jewels .. and what looked great
(Marlene A. Eilers Koenig Collection)

Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia with her two little girls, Grand Duchess Marie and Grand Duchess Kira.
(Marlene A. Eilers Koenig Collection)

1875: the marriage of Princess Louise of Belgium and Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.   Philipp proved to be an abusive husband.
(Marlene A.Eilers Koenig collection)


John said...

I love Ducky's tiara, she looks so grand. The Greek-key style looks contemporary even today on Crown Princess Margarita.

Bill Durning said...

Marie & Kira were Princesses when the picture was taken. Not child or grandchild of a Tsar. Later their father elevated them when he claimed throne in exile

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

I am well aware of the fact that the girls were born Princesses and later became Grand Duchesses