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Tatiana, Anastasia, and I on a little boat. We're either getting on or getting off the Standart.

Anastasia and I on the Standart. Anastasia looks like she's napping.

Maria, Anastasia, and I. Looks like we're doing some sort of crafts.

Mama, and in the background Anastasia, aboard the Standart.

Some sort of meal at the Crimea.

Girlies in 1914.

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Tatiana and I with Aunt Olga at the Alexander Palace Park.

Maria and Aleksey on some rocks.

With Anya. She had such a crush on Papa!

Anastasia playing in the snow.

Tatiana and Aunt Xenia. In the back, looks like Papa and Grandmama.

Maria and I. Cold!

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Aleksey and Cousin Dmitri at Livadia.

Anastasia and I sitting in a window at Peterhof.

Aleksey a couple months old at Peterhof.

Maria and Anastasia with Aunt Xenia.

Us in Poland.

Me on a horse at Peterhof in 1913.

Tatiana and Papa in the Crimea.

Me on a horse again.

Tatiana and Professor Petrov it the Crimea. Tatiana must have been having a Russian lesson.

Maria, Anastasia, myself, and Mama's maid of honor, Sofia at Livadia. Sadly, Sofia died in December of 1915. She had been wheelchair bound for a long time.

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Aleksey in 1905 or 1906. He was still a baby and wearing skirts.

Aleksey feeding a sheep.

Aleksey at the Crimea in 1916. That water was cold!

Maria, Anastasia, and Aleksey at Stavka. Aleksey seems to be having some trouble with his trousers.

Aleksey and our parents on the Imperial train.

Tatiana and I in Sweden in 1909.

Me pestering Anastasia. Strange! It is usually the other way around!

Dancing on my name day on Grandmama's yacht, the Polar Star.

Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia on a balcony.

Tatiana and Maria at Livadia.

Tatiana is bored!

Tatiana and I in 1904. Photo taken for Aleksey's birth.

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Maria and Aleksey with a group of people in Finland.

Anastasia and Maria in Finland.

Tatiana in 1907 at Peterhof.

Maria and I at Peterhof.

Tatiana and Mama at Livadia.

At Livadia. Probably taken by Aleksey.

Maria in 1914 in the Crimea.

Girlies and Aleksey in 1907-08 in the Alexander Palace Park.

Tatiana and Maria.

With relatives at Peterhof.

Me with my parents on the river at Stavka.

Tatiana and I with patients.

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Tatiana, Maria, and I on the Standart.

Me in 1914. One of my favorite formals.

Anastasia in 1916. Mama says she looks like our Greek relatives here.

Maria and Anastasia acting out a scene from a play.

Anastasia doing her homework on Mama's balcony.

Girlies laughing while Aunt Ella tries to get a decent photo of us.

Tennis in Finland. Tatiana stretches out and Anastasia looks scared.

Me chopping wood at the first strange place we were imprisoned, in Tobolsk.

Anastasia, Maria, and I playing with Aunt Olga. Auntie always said Anastasia would make a fine actress.

Playing on the beach again.

Maria sleeping while I try to read to her.

Meeting the Romanian royal family in 1914. Mama was trying to get me to marry Prince Carol, but I didn't like him. He later tried to propose to Maria, but Papa said she was too young.

Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Anastasia only got to wear her hair up a short time before she got the measles and had her head shaved.

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Aleksey's room at Livadia.

Mama and Papa's room at Livadia.


The hunting lodge in Spala, Poland. We used to visit it a lot, but we soon began to avoid it. In 1903, my dear cousin Ella died there of a fever, and in 1912, Aleksey almost died when he had a hemophilia episode.

Our classroom at Livadia. Often we'd have our lessons outside, but sometimes we couldn't if it rained.

Another room in the hunting lodge.

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Tatiana and I with Papa on a trip to Denmark.

Maria and I on the Standart in 1914. Even though Maria was only 15 here, her hair was up in a bun. We usually started that at 16, but Mama let Maria begin early.

In the Crimea with one of my dear friends, Rita. This was the one trip we made to the Crimea after the war started.

Anastasia and I reading on the Standart in 1913. I'm a bookworm, Anastasia, not so much. But she does enjoy a book or two.

Visiting Papa in Belarus again. Anastasia is enjoying a smoke.

Tatiana on the Standart, probably in 1912.

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Tatiana and I in 1913. In most pictures taken in 1913, Tatiana is wearing a wig because early in the year, as I've mentioned, she got typhus and the medicine made her hair fall out. She hated wearing it.

In Moscow probably with Aunt Ella, Mama's sister. Aunt Ella was married to Uncle Sergei, but after he was murdered in 1905, she gave up her possessions and became a nun.

Maria, Anastasia, and Aleksey swimming. The man is Derevenko. He was hired to watch over Aleksey and make sure he didn't get hurt.

Anastasia on stilts in Finland.

Anastasia with Papa in the Alexander Palace park in 1917. All of us caught the measles in early 1917 and had to have our heads shaved because our hair was falling out in clumps. Mama tried to get us to keep our wigs on but soon found we amused ourselves by laughing at each other being bald.

With Mama at Peterhof in 1913. Again, notice Tatiana's wig!

Maria and I helping Papa clear ice.

Tatiana and I walking with Papa. Papa was always so busy, it was a pleasure to spend any time we could with him.

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Maria flirting in Finland. She sure loves boys!

Maria again. Taken in 1904 for Aleksey's birth.

Anastasia and Aleksey at Peterhof in 1907.

Girlies visiting Papa at Stavka. Tatiana has been cut out.

Aboard the Standart. None of us look very happy.

Anastasia and I play in the snow with Aunt Olga, Papa's sister.

Mama and I in the Crimea. We're both stubborn, so we butt heads a lot.

Tatiana and I at Aunt Olga's house.

Out picking mushrooms or berries, probably.

On the beach in the Crimea in 1899 or 1900.