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Portrait of Olga Constantinovna, Queen of Greece, shown here facing right in dress with a high collar and bow on chest

Biography

The Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna was the granddaughter of Czar Nicholas I of Russia. In 1867 she married King George I of Greece becoming Regent Queen. Together with King Georgia I, Queen Olga held a large reception for General and Mrs. Grant. The foreign ministers and other officials in Greece attended this aristocratic affair. This event showcased the elaborate costumes and riches of the Greek aristocracy. Mrs. Grant commented on the silk gown, jewels and tiara of the Queen. General Grant later had lunch with the King and various officers.

Donor

Ulysses Grant Dietz

Studio

Georg Hanson, Photo to H.R.H the Prince of Wales, Photo. De La Cour De Russie, Phote De La Cour De S.M.Le Roi de Hellenes. Kongl. PhotographHof. Ostergade 54, 2 den Sal. Kiobenhavn. Photo From the Carles L. Ritzmann Collection

Date

1877

Object Type

Image

Format (Original)

Cabinet Card

Format (Digital)

PDF

Physical ID

Grant_World_Tour_022

Digital ID

Grant_World_Tour_022

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Repository

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Contact Information

For more information on the contents of this collection, email usgpresidentiallibrary@library.msstate.edu.

Olga Constantinovna, Queen of Greece

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