25 Favorite Photographs of Grand Duchess Olga {6/25}

Olga loved to read and, unlike her four siblings, enjoyed school work. “The eldest, Olga Nikolaevna, possessed a remarkably quick brain”, recalled her French tutor, Pierre Gilliard. "She had good reasoning powers as well as initiative, a very independent manner, and a gift for swift and entertaining repartee." She enjoyed reading about politics and read newspapers.

One of the first colour photos in Ireland, 1913 - Woman in traditional Gaelic dress


These images, which represent the first ever colour photographs taken in Ireland, were taken in 1913 by two French women, Marguerite Mespoulet and Madeleine Mignon-Alba, who used newly available autochrome colour plates. - More here