20 May 2015
GRAND DUCHESS XENIA ALEXANDROVNA: A MISCELLANEOUS GROUP OF POSTCARDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS RELATED TO THE GRAND DUCHESS
MID 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Comprising one hundred and twelve photographs and negatives of the Dowager Empress and throughout her life, both alone and with family; together with forty-six postcards written to and from the Dowager Empress
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (1875-1960).
Grand Duke Andrei Alexandrovich (1897-1981).
By descent to the present owner.
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