1887 Ball in Malta to celbrate the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh's wedding

Prince Alfred was posted to Malta. His and Maria's second daughter's name makes reference to Malta - Victoria Melita. Maria Alexandrovna's Subalbum is here, Victoria Melita's Subalbum is here.

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This print shows vee necklines were in fashion from the front and back as were strap or cap sleeves. None of the Ladies' dresses have a pronounced bustle even though 1887 was in the second heyday of big bustles.

Keywords:  1887, Grand Princess Maria Alexandrovna, Grand Princess, Duchess, Romanov family, British, curly coiffure, straight coiffure, vee neckline, cap sleeves, strap sleeves, vee waistline, bustle, full skirt, necklace, bracelets, gloves, fan

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