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

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  1. Hi Tony, row standing: 3rd from left airforce, 11th and last police row seated: 8th from left police. The three in white could possibly be doctors, as they are given room in the middle, reserved usually for the most important people in the group. GreyC
  2. I´d say Köln. GreyC
  3. Hi, I have not found it in Williamson, McGuirl: German Military Cuffbands 1784-Present, San Jose 1998. Whatever that means. I´d imagine an early SS training school cuff titel or the like. GreyC
  4. Hi William, very, very nice! Thanks for posting these photos of the uniforms. It must have been a great joy to complete these uniforms and to be able to present them like this and then describe them so expertly. Unfortunately I don´t have photos of policemen in full dress, only of the different branches in their working uniforms. I wouldn´t mind learning more about them, if you decided to open up a thread on that topic, I´d be happy to follow and contribute. GreyC
  5. And here is another one of mine. Could be Wilhelms- or Cuxhaven. The shed in the background is a nautical chart handout and swap-shop. Date late 1920s / early 1930s? GreyC
  6. Hi, my WSP photos are not yet digitized, but maybe you like this one, too. It´s a booth from the Kiel harbour police, during a fair in 1931. Note the substance they advertise to desinfect storage rooms and freight holds on ships. It became notorious a few years later (Cyclon B). GreyC
  7. Hi, thank you for sharing your insight and collector items with us. All I have is a couple of photo of members of the WSP, some before 1933, some after. GreyC
  8. Hi, if it´s a catholic chaplin it can´t be Wilhelm Prince of Prussia, who died of his wounds sustained during fighting in Valenciennes on the 26th May 1940 in a hospital in the Belgian city of Nivelles. He was protestant. So the remaining German nobility in the rank of kings came from Saxony, Bavaria and Württemberg. Whereas Saxony and Bavaria were ruled by catholic nobility, the house of Württemberg had a protestant and a catholic branch. And they took up the title of "Duke" after 1918. After the death of the Prussian prince Hitler prohibited nobility of former reigning houses to be active in front duty and from 1943 to be active in the Wehrmacht at all (Prinzenerlass). So if this is a photo of a Prince´s funeral near the front, it must have been taken before May 1940. If the crown was used for princes from other houses as the above more would qualify, like e.g.: Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, a pilot shot down in 1944. GreyC
  9. Hi, and this is the titel of his disseratation: ¬Ein Fall von Tetanus mit interessantem Rückenmarksbefunde. GreyC
  10. Hi, as I collect German CDV´s I got this one recently. On the back it says in relatively new hand Danish Life Guard. However the photo was taken at a studio in Altenberg in Saxony in the late 1870s, early 1880s. There is plenty of info on the studio available, but why should a Danish Life Guard have been photographed so far from home? A royal visit, perhaps? Or is it not a Danish soldier and he is from a different army? The bear skin cap seems to indicate Danmark, though. Can anybody help ID the nationality and unit of this chap, please? The shoulderboard shows a crown and a cipher. Thank you! GreyC
  11. Hi, the first one shows a medic of the Luftstreitkräfte treating a pilot/observer. GreyC
  12. The KTB of the 102. Inf. Div. for the time in question has survived and can be accesses at the National Archive. See here for details: https://www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de/item/LZ53GQFCQUCF7RX7KABWWWTEEURXITGG GreyC Btw you seem to have put this question on other platforms and already gotten some infos beyond what you posted here. Why don´t you put it all upl, so that people who want to help you don´t waste time collecting infos you already have? GreyC
  13. Hi, seen this? Gives unit and rank. GreyC https://www.trave-militaria.de/archiv/2228-anerkennungsurkunde-und-ehrenblatt-dr.-horst-wieckert.htm
  14. Hi, these are informations that will help narrow it down, don´t you think? Interestingly there is no officer by the name of Baum listed in the Ehrenrangliste or it´s appendices who served with a Saxon unit. GreyC