ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. OLGA ROMANOV: 5 AUGUST, 1913.

ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. OLGA ROMANOV: 5 AUGUST, 1913.

Click to enlarge this panoramic photo. The Romanov family in Peterhof on 5 August, 1913.
Click to enlarge this panoramic photo. The Romanov family in Peterhof on 5 August, 1913.

From the 1913 diary entry of Olga Romanov:

Monday. 5 August…  At 3 1/2 both regiments came over to our garden. Mama was sitting in a carriage with Alexei. The singers sang nice songs as the regiment marched by. Papa and we saw them off to the gate, and the regiment marched past Papa for the last time. The hussars and the officers are so sweet, although I don’t know them, but nevertheless. They presented me with a picture album of the best views of the “Olga headquarters”. I liked the lieutenant-colonel and Sultan Trei most of all… Aunt left at 10, we saw her off to the [train] station. Heard the regimental march and singing from far away – such darlings. They really delighted us. It is very hot today… “

From the book Journal of a Russian Grand Duchess: Complete Annotated 1913 Diary of Olga Romanov, Eldest Daughter of the Last Tsar

The Romanov family in Peterhof on 5 August, 1913. Photo credit: ГА РФ, ф. 640 оп. 3 д. 25 л. 33 об. фото 475
Click to enlarge this panoramic photo. The Romanov family in Peterhof on 5 August, 1913. Photo credit: ГА РФ, ф. 640 оп. 3 д. 25 л. 33 об. фото 475
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