❤ Sharing Folkworthy Stuffs ❤
3 Comments | Vintage
[Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna Romanova (1899 – 1918)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duchess_Maria_Nikolaevna_of_Russia_(1899%E2%80%931918)), 1914
*“Maria Nikolaevna can easily be called a Russian beauty. Tall, healthy, with sable eyebrows and a bright blush on her open Russian face, she is especially lovely to a Russian heart. You look at her and involuntarily imagine her dressed in the Russian boyar’s sarafan; snowy muslin sleeves around her hands; on the highly decorated bodice semi-precious stone; and above her white brow, a kokoshnik with the traditional pearls. Her eyes illuminate her entire face by a unique, radiant luster; they sometimes seem black as long eyelashes throw shadows over the bright blush of her soft cheeks. She is merry and alive, but she has not yet awakened completely to life; probably concealed in her are the immense forces of a real Russian woman.”*
– Sofia Orimosofova
Arthur Morgan helped her. May he Rest In Peace.
I forgot to add (on my orignal comment) a link to a picture that was taken on the same day. Here you can see the gap in her teeth that all of her siblings had as well
[On the same day](https://i.imgur.com/9qojkyw.jpg)