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    19th and early 20th century portrait photography, and photo-history.

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  1. Hi Andreas, if it were Nauder the writer of the name forgot the arch above the "u" . Possible but in official documents rather rare. The name Nander is scarce but there were people who had this name. GreyC
  2. Hi Chris, to me it´s Johann Nander. The short horizontal line across the "N" seems to have been drawn to have ahelp aligning the others in height. GreyC
  3. Hi, it says Sedan 1931 Höchste Ringzahl / Highest Ringnumber (Highscore). Therefore I´d suggest a privat/civilian medal of a shooting competition (Schützenfest) GreyC
  4. Hi nesredep, I might have some photos from Norway, I don´t think Narvik, though. Mostly ships. Don´t know if interesting enough or fitting for this thread. GreyC
  5. Ah, thanks: Deutsche Reichsauszeichnung für Leibesübungen GreyC
  6. Hi Morton, thanks for your reply, what´s DRL, please? GreyC
  7. Hi nesredep, interesting photo! I think its pretty rare for navy personnel to wear three Kriegsabzeichen like the man in the middle. The photo is a bit blurry but I mean to make out a Minensucherabzeichen and a Zerstörerabzeichen. Can you recognize the third? GreyC
  8. Hi DrDerek, if he indeed was an officer in the late 30s he would most probably not have lived in the barracks, especially if married with child. I did a bit of random sampling in the Berlin address-books of the mid-thirties. No Hermann Jordan listed I am afraid. Do you know if he died in Berlin? GreyC
  9. Hello Derek, if your grandfather was with the 9th Infanterie Regiment he was an Infanterist not an Ulan. If he served with Reichswehr Kavallerie he couldn´t have been an Ulan either, as the Reichwehr did not distinguish between different branches of the Kavallerie. There was just Kavallerie. They did all, however, have lances till 1927. If he was an Unteroffizier in the mid-twenties he will probably not have been promoted to an officers rank unless he was on an officer´s path from the start. Do you know the first name he was called by? GreyC
  10. Hi there, could the yellow ribbon be the Zentenarmedaille? It is the least "valued" Prussian one, not even featured in the RL, so every medal after that on the bar has to be non-Prussian on a Prussian bar, which they obviously are. GreyC
  11. Hi leigh kitchen and nigelbristow, interesting topic. @ nigelbristow: very nice. Is this the one in "private hands" as mentioned in the text in the photo in #1 or is it a fourth specimen of this now rare breed in GB? GreyC
  12. Hi Larry and Morten, nice photos! Congrats! GreyC
  13. Good mornig, just in case anybody was wandering: ZfE means "Zur freundlichen Erinnerung"= In friendly memory of GreyC