Tsarevich Alexei and Great Princes Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. Festival of the White Flower. Livadia in the year 1912.
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Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna, Tsarevich Alexei, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna with flowers for sale and circles for collecting donations in favor of patients with tuberculosis on the White Flower Day.
Date: April 20th, 1912
Location: White Livadia Palace, Livadia, Crimea, Russian Empire.
Дети Императора Николая II на террасе Ливадийского дворца. Праздник Белого цветка.
Великая княжна Татьяна Николаевна, Цесаревич Алексей, Великая княжна Ольга Николаевна, Великая княжна Мария Николаевна, Великая княжна Анастасия Николаевна с цветами для продажи и кружками для сбора пожертвований в пользу больных туберкулезом на праздник Белого цветка.
Дата: 20-го апреля 1912 года
Место съемки: Белый Ливадийский дворец, Ливадия, Крым, Российская империя.
Livadia Palace was a summer retreat of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, and his family in Livadiya, Crimea. Formerly granted to Lambros Katsonis and later a possession of the Potocki family, the Livadia estate became a summer residence of the Russian imperial family in the 1860s, when architect Ippolito Monighetti built a large palace, a small palace, and a church there. The residence was frequented by Alexander II of Russia, while his successor Alexander III used to live (and died) in the smaller palace. It was perhaps disagreeable associations with the latter circumstance that led his son Nicholas to have both palaces demolished and replaced with a larger structure. Around 1909, Nikolay Krasnov, Yalta's most fashionable architect, responsible for the grand ducal residences in Koreiz, was engaged to prepare plans for a new imperial palace. The Tsar's diary indicates that the design was much discussed in the Imperial Family; it was decided that all four façades of the palace should look different. After 17 months of construction, the new palace was inaugurated on 11 September 1911. In November Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna celebrated her 16th birthday at Livadia