Marjorie Merriweather Post was known for her large decorative arts collection that focuses heavily on the House of Romanov she and husband bought from Stalin's government in 1930s. This chandelier of the 18th century was taken from the Catherine's Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. Marjorie has put this chandelier in her luncheon hall of her estate that became Hillwood Museum. says another pinner by jordan
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jordan Marjorie Merriweather Post was known for her large decorative arts collection that focuses heavily on the House of Romanov she and husband bought from Stalin's government in 1930s. This chandelier of the 18th century was taken from the Catherine's Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. Marjorie has put this chandelier in her luncheon hall of her estate that became Hillwood Museum. says another pinner
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Tsarskoye Selo Marks 145th Anniversary of Nicholas II's Birth  Following the Romanov 400th Anniversary Commemoration Project at Tsarskoye Selo, May 18th became the day to honor the Last Emperor of Russia.    Nicholas II was born in the Alexander Palace on May 18 (Old Style May 6), 1868.   The Sovereign loved Russian nature and enjoyed long strolls in the parks of Tsarskoye Selo, where he and his spouse Alexandra moved two weeks after their by kimberly
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kimberly Tsarskoye Selo Marks 145th Anniversary of Nicholas II's Birth Following the Romanov 400th Anniversary Commemoration Project at Tsarskoye Selo, May 18th became the day to honor the Last Emperor of Russia. Nicholas II was born in the Alexander Palace on May 18 (Old Style May 6), 1868. The Sovereign loved Russian nature and enjoyed long strolls in the parks of Tsarskoye Selo, where he and his spouse Alexandra moved two weeks after their
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Installation shot of the Callot Soeurs dress worn by Marjorie Merriweather Post for her court presentation in 1929. From the "Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems” exhibition at the Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens. by tabitha
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tabitha Installation shot of the Callot Soeurs dress worn by Marjorie Merriweather Post for her court presentation in 1929. From the "Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems” exhibition at the Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens.
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Members of the vast Romanov family gather at Tsarskoye Selo in 1892. by twila
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twila Members of the vast Romanov family gather at Tsarskoye Selo in 1892.
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THE ROMANOVS RESIDENCES ~ Palace interior of the residence of Empress Catherine II in Pushkin,  Tsarskoye Selo, the 18th century by babegotback
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babegotback THE ROMANOVS RESIDENCES ~ Palace interior of the residence of Empress Catherine II in Pushkin, Tsarskoye Selo, the 18th century
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THE ROMANOVS RESIDENCES ~ Palace entrance to the residence of Empress Catherine II in Pushkin,  Tsarskoye Selo, the 18th century ♛ by VoyageVisuel
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VoyageVisuel THE ROMANOVS RESIDENCES ~ Palace entrance to the residence of Empress Catherine II in Pushkin, Tsarskoye Selo, the 18th century ♛
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12.386 Hillwood Mansion, Icon Room  Moscow, 1875 Firm of Pavel Ovchinnikov Silver, enamel, bone  H. 4 1/2 in. Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973  A relatively early example of the work of Pavel Ovchinnikov is this teapot with a pink rose with its leaves and buds painted in champlevé enamel. Ovchinnikov was second only to Sazikov in his experimentation with old techniques of enamel and silver production. Ovchinnikov founded his firm in 1851 in Moscow and became along with Ivan Khlebnikov by beatriz
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beatriz 12.386 Hillwood Mansion, Icon Room Moscow, 1875 Firm of Pavel Ovchinnikov Silver, enamel, bone H. 4 1/2 in. Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973 A relatively early example of the work of Pavel Ovchinnikov is this teapot with a pink rose with its leaves and buds painted in champlevé enamel. Ovchinnikov was second only to Sazikov in his experimentation with old techniques of enamel and silver production. Ovchinnikov founded his firm in 1851 in Moscow and became along with Ivan Khlebnikov
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1927 Evening ensemble by Madame Francis. Marjorie Merriweather Post wore this to the coming-out ball for her daughter Eleanor. Via Hillwood Museum. by SilmarwenA
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SilmarwenA 1927 Evening ensemble by Madame Francis. Marjorie Merriweather Post wore this to the coming-out ball for her daughter Eleanor. Via Hillwood Museum.
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Pinner says:  Baby Room. Bought a cheap frame, a piece of scrapbook paper, cut out a home plate from construction paper and googled a religious sport quote. Hardest part was cutting the baseball so that it didn't unravel (was unsuccessful in a few spots but i think it added character) I opted for an old used ball (once again for character) by leona
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leona Pinner says: Baby Room. Bought a cheap frame, a piece of scrapbook paper, cut out a home plate from construction paper and googled a religious sport quote. Hardest part was cutting the baseball so that it didn't unravel (was unsuccessful in a few spots but i think it added character) I opted for an old used ball (once again for character)
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A vintage photo shows Marjorie Merriweather Post s festooned Christmas tree drenched in gold in front of the living room’s oceanfront windows at Mar-a-Lago. Photocredit: ©Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens by nina
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nina A vintage photo shows Marjorie Merriweather Post s festooned Christmas tree drenched in gold in front of the living room’s oceanfront windows at Mar-a-Lago. Photocredit: ©Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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OTMA's room in Tobolsk, where Romanov girls lived in captivity and have no servants. Look at the pillows - the embroidery was crafted by their mother Alix. Some pillows would be returned to Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo and one can see them there. Some of these pillows would be destroyed by murderers, after Anna Demidova and girls took the pillows to the cellar of the Ipatiev House on that last night by janna
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janna OTMA's room in Tobolsk, where Romanov girls lived in captivity and have no servants. Look at the pillows - the embroidery was crafted by their mother Alix. Some pillows would be returned to Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo and one can see them there. Some of these pillows would be destroyed by murderers, after Anna Demidova and girls took the pillows to the cellar of the Ipatiev House on that last night
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Inside the Washington, D.C., Hillwood Estate museum and garden are 18th-century Russian and French art and antiques collected by owner Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the General Foods fortune. by jordan
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jordan Inside the Washington, D.C., Hillwood Estate museum and garden are 18th-century Russian and French art and antiques collected by owner Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the General Foods fortune.
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Camp Topridge in the Adirondacks, New York - This Adirondack Great Camp was bought in 1920 and substantially expanded and renovated in 1923 by Marjorie Merriweather Post. The beautiful retreat was once accessible only by boat or floatplane and features lovely boathouses with tree-like support columns. Camp Topridge consists of 68 buildings, including private guest cabins and a main lodge with a movie theater. by echkbet
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echkbet Camp Topridge in the Adirondacks, New York - This Adirondack Great Camp was bought in 1920 and substantially expanded and renovated in 1923 by Marjorie Merriweather Post. The beautiful retreat was once accessible only by boat or floatplane and features lovely boathouses with tree-like support columns. Camp Topridge consists of 68 buildings, including private guest cabins and a main lodge with a movie theater.
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This is the only known picture of Elizabeth Taylor posing nude. It was an engagement gift from her to producer Mike Todd, her third husband. The picture at age 24 was taken by one of her closest friends, actor and photographer Roddy McDowall, who persuaded her that it would be done tastefully. She gave it to Todd as a present in 1956. He was killed when his private plane crashed in 1958. It was bought by private collector Jim Shaudis in 1980. After her death, he decided to release the image. by Nina Maltese
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Nina Maltese This is the only known picture of Elizabeth Taylor posing nude. It was an engagement gift from her to producer Mike Todd, her third husband. The picture at age 24 was taken by one of her closest friends, actor and photographer Roddy McDowall, who persuaded her that it would be done tastefully. She gave it to Todd as a present in 1956. He was killed when his private plane crashed in 1958. It was bought by private collector Jim Shaudis in 1980. After her death, he decided to release the image.
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White Hawk lost her husband Big Foot at the Massacre of Wounded Knee, 1890. This beautiful photo of her was taken in 1872. by leanne
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leanne White Hawk lost her husband Big Foot at the Massacre of Wounded Knee, 1890. This beautiful photo of her was taken in 1872.
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One pinner says: The photograph taken at St.Martin's Church in Canterbury was posted on Facebook. Only later did grandmother Heather Sewell notice the face, circled, bearing a striking resemblance to her late husband Terry. by nadia
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nadia One pinner says: The photograph taken at St.Martin's Church in Canterbury was posted on Facebook. Only later did grandmother Heather Sewell notice the face, circled, bearing a striking resemblance to her late husband Terry.
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Romanov Nuptual Crown, once part of the Russian Crown Jewels now at Hillwood in D.C. by Jackie Ward nOpLM
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Jackie Ward nOpLM Romanov Nuptual Crown, once part of the Russian Crown Jewels now at Hillwood in D.C.
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Tsarskoye Selo by blanca
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In a life of extraordinary drama, Jane Boleyn was catapulted from relative obscurity to the inner circle of King Henry VIII. As powerful men and women around her became victims of Henry’s ruthless and absolute power–including her own husband and her sister-in-law, Queen Anne Boleyn–Jane’s allegiance to the volatile monarch was sustained and rewarded. But the cost of her loyalty would eventually be her undoing and the ruination of her name. by francis
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francis In a life of extraordinary drama, Jane Boleyn was catapulted from relative obscurity to the inner circle of King Henry VIII. As powerful men and women around her became victims of Henry’s ruthless and absolute power–including her own husband and her sister-in-law, Queen Anne Boleyn–Jane’s allegiance to the volatile monarch was sustained and rewarded. But the cost of her loyalty would eventually be her undoing and the ruination of her name.
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Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.  She spent her by Maria da Graça Rodrigues
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Maria da Graça Rodrigues Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her
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Natalie Paley was a Princess from the Romanov family of Russia that wanted to get into movies in the 1930’s. She had a few bit parts in a few movies but had greater success as a model for Lucien Lelong (whom she eventually married). She was quite the socialite of her time and was considered extremely elegant and fashionable. by graciela
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graciela Natalie Paley was a Princess from the Romanov family of Russia that wanted to get into movies in the 1930’s. She had a few bit parts in a few movies but had greater success as a model for Lucien Lelong (whom she eventually married). She was quite the socialite of her time and was considered extremely elegant and fashionable.
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Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy....Reports from people who saw them together describe how Hepburn's entire demeanor changed when around Tracy. She mothered and obeyed him, and Tracy became heavily dependent on her. They often spent stretches of time apart due to their work, particularly in the 1950s when Hepburn was largely abroad for career commitments. by dawn
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dawn Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy....Reports from people who saw them together describe how Hepburn's entire demeanor changed when around Tracy. She mothered and obeyed him, and Tracy became heavily dependent on her. They often spent stretches of time apart due to their work, particularly in the 1950s when Hepburn was largely abroad for career commitments.
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The 1930s chandelier in this living room was in the house when the owner bought it. The painting above the fireplace is an untitled artwork by Anton Hart and the small folding table in the corner is by Axel Osborne.  From ‘Art House’, a story on page 150 of Vogue Living May/June 2008. Photograph by Mikkel Vang. by rhoda
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rhoda The 1930s chandelier in this living room was in the house when the owner bought it. The painting above the fireplace is an untitled artwork by Anton Hart and the small folding table in the corner is by Axel Osborne.  From ‘Art House’, a story on page 150 of Vogue Living May/June 2008. Photograph by Mikkel Vang.
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Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862. Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. by batjas88
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batjas88 Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862. Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.
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Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese member of the Black Panther Party. In 1960, Kochiyama and her husband Bill moved to Harlem in New York City & joined the Harlem Parents Committee. She became acquainted with Malcolm X and was a member of his OAAU, following his departure from the Nation of Islam. She was present at his assassination on Feb. 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, and held him in her arms as he lay dying. by amy.shen
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amy.shen Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese member of the Black Panther Party. In 1960, Kochiyama and her husband Bill moved to Harlem in New York City & joined the Harlem Parents Committee. She became acquainted with Malcolm X and was a member of his OAAU, following his departure from the Nation of Islam. She was present at his assassination on Feb. 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, and held him in her arms as he lay dying.
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THE BALLROOM OF THE CATHERINE PALACE. Tsarskoe Selo, Russia. by lazthespaz
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lazthespaz THE BALLROOM OF THE CATHERINE PALACE. Tsarskoe Selo, Russia.
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Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), south of St Petersburg, Russia by alyson
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alyson Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), south of St Petersburg, Russia
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Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed-Camille Silvy,1862) born into a royal West African dynasty, and orphaned in 1848, when five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria, a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the “Queen’s Goddaughter” and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her life between the British royal household and in Africa until her death in 1880. by becky
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becky Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed-Camille Silvy,1862) born into a royal West African dynasty, and orphaned in 1848, when five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria, a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the “Queen’s Goddaughter” and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her life between the British royal household and in Africa until her death in 1880.
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steps in the right direction. I bought stamps for cancer research this week. And by taking that small step it rminded me of Trina Schart Hyman who lost her battle to it. Trina was an artist and an advocate for human rights. She believed that our patriarchal system has taken so much from women and that her illness was as much about her speaking out as it was about a system that exploits women. Thank you Trina for making me an artist. Dale by bleu.
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bleu. steps in the right direction. I bought stamps for cancer research this week. And by taking that small step it rminded me of Trina Schart Hyman who lost her battle to it. Trina was an artist and an advocate for human rights. She believed that our patriarchal system has taken so much from women and that her illness was as much about her speaking out as it was about a system that exploits women. Thank you Trina for making me an artist. Dale
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FAMOUS SPOONIE: Sinéad O'Connor is a controversial Irish singer. She's also another of the fibromyalgia celebrities who has taken the time to reveal how this chronic syndrome has debilitated her life. In 2003, she stated that her fibromyalgia diagnosis was one of the key factors that led to her retirement from music. She said that while she has a very high threshold for pain, the fatigue was so debilitating that she simply was unable to handle it, thus was forced into early retirement. by Lorisueotr1
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Lorisueotr1 FAMOUS SPOONIE: Sinéad O'Connor is a controversial Irish singer. She's also another of the fibromyalgia celebrities who has taken the time to reveal how this chronic syndrome has debilitated her life. In 2003, she stated that her fibromyalgia diagnosis was one of the key factors that led to her retirement from music. She said that while she has a very high threshold for pain, the fatigue was so debilitating that she simply was unable to handle it, thus was forced into early retirement.
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Alexandra Feodorovna “Alix” (Victoria Alix Helena Louise Beatrice) (1872-1918) Hesse, wife of Nicholas II (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov) (1868-1918) Russia  lived in a 100% Victorian family where women were modest. .Becoming a bride Alix was presented with Romanov jewelry: a golden ring with a huge pink mother of pearl, sapphire & diamond brooch, pearl  necklaces & many others, all by Faberge. At age 22 Alix bought the most expensive part of her jewell collection in 1895-1896. by Jackie Ward nOpLM
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Jackie Ward nOpLM Alexandra Feodorovna “Alix” (Victoria Alix Helena Louise Beatrice) (1872-1918) Hesse, wife of Nicholas II (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov) (1868-1918) Russia lived in a 100% Victorian family where women were modest. .Becoming a bride Alix was presented with Romanov jewelry: a golden ring with a huge pink mother of pearl, sapphire & diamond brooch, pearl necklaces & many others, all by Faberge. At age 22 Alix bought the most expensive part of her jewell collection in 1895-1896.
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