at last i found a high quality version of this


The last formal photographs of the Grand Duchesses, 1916

  1. Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia
  2. Anastasia, Olga, Maria, Tatiana
  3. Olga
  4. Maria, Olga
  5. Tatiana
  6. Tatiana
  7. Anastasia

With the 1917 revolution bringing an end to imperial Russia, these photos were not distributed as widely as previous ones. Older formal photos of the Grand Duchesses can be found online in many forms, from postcards in European languages to high quality scans that show even small details, but I believe that these seven photos are the only ones that are currently known to have survived from the 1916 session. The quality of different versions of them is generally not very good; only Tatiana has more than one solo photo; there is none of Maria; the traditional pairs of Olga & Tatiana and Maria & Anastasia are missing. However, the photo of Olga and Maria was published for the first time in 2014, so it can be hoped that other lost photos will reappear one day.