1890s Maria Pavlovna the Elder Miechen with her sons, Boris and Kirill

The flamboyance of the sons' uniforms would be thoroughly out of style in a bit more than decade. Matte-finish khaki would be in.

Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by Svetabel on 3 April 2005; second image darkened by gogm.

1890s Maria Pavlovna the Elder Miechen with her sons, Boris and Kirill APFxSvetabel 3Apr05 original and darkened

Maria appears to be wearing leg-o-mutton sleeves and a double-basque waistline under a lace vest. The right picture shows the floral pattern on her skirt.

Keywords:  Grand Princess Maria Pavlovna the Elder, Mecklenburg-Schwerin family, Romanov family, Duchess, Grand Princess, Russian, floral hat, high enclosing neckline, leg-o-mutton sleeves, vest, lace, waist band, double-basque waistline, A-line skirt, neck band, earrings


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