Olga and her sisters in Cowes, with their cousin Louis “Dickie” Mountbatten. 1909.
Tsar Nicholas II, the Grand Duchesses and the Tsarevich in 1912.
Not stupid at all, in fact it’s a bit unexplainable as to why Anastasia has become so iconic.
I think it began with Anna Anderson, the impostor who claimed to be Anastasia in the 1920s. Did you know she initially claimed herself to be Tatiana, before a nurse in the hospital where she was being treated, told her she looked more like Anastasia?!
From there, the numerous films based on Anderson’s claims have sort of furthered her celebrity factor. And when the remains of only three daughters were found in 1991, the possibility of a surviving grand duchess was, I suppose for many a hopeful prospect. She had such a cheerful and playful personality in an age where royalty was expected to be serious and unfunny, so I guess Anastasia serves as a reminder that there were many bright souls, and hers was one of the most beautiful.
Rare of AOTMAA. Both zoomed, B/Wed and sharpened by olga-nikolayvna
Olga Nikolaevna and Tatiana Nikolaevna on board the Standart in 1911
from Tatiana Z Gallery
Timeline of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova (1901-1917).
Background comes from pinterest.
Grand Duchesses Maria, Olga, and Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanova riding their bikes at Peterhof Palace. (high quality; zoom)
The Russian Empire, Kiev, 1910-1911.
Император Николай II и его семья в Киеве.
Emperor Nicholas II and his family in Kiev.
New rare photograph of the Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia aboard the imperial yacht Standart, scanned by tashusik.
Winter Palace ( Ermitage Museum ), St. Petersburg, Russia.
Oh, no. This is not a stupid question at all. When Anastasia was about five or six years old and being her usual wild tomboy self, she fell against something and hit her forehead. She had developed a scar there and the way to hide it was to wear a fringe. :)
Император Николай II с дочерьми - великими княжнами Ольгой, Татьяной, Марией, Анастасией в Киеве ( август, 1911 год).
Emperor Nicholas II and his daughters - Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia in Kiev (August, 1911).
Winter Twilight, Michel Markinovitch Guermacheff
Thank you!! :D