Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by Dru on 9 February 2012; sepia tone removed by gogm.
Olga's dress has a proto-bustle or bustle that dates this image to 1870 or, more likely, 1869. Her dress also has a forward-looking rectangular neckline while her coiffure has long sausage curls. The bodice of Maria Alexandrovna's dress is covered with a darker material (called a "stomacher" in the keywords to only mean it covers the center front of her bodice).
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Apr 29, 2012 10:56 PM
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