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

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  1. If you have a name you might find his cv in the Bavarian Stammrolle via Ancesrtry, if indeed the unit was Bavarian. GreyC
  2. Hi, thanks for providing this example. Both letters "c" look quite similar. Though there are discernable differences it is well worth looking into the Portuguese possibilities. GreyC
  3. Hi, thanks for your input. I don´t think he´d be allowed to wear anything unofficial, be it royal or not on his uniform, though. But as the specialists in the German medal forum can´t solve the question, it might be foreign, handed out during a visit, or it is from a German reigning aristocrat, celebrating a certain crown jubilee or marriage anniversary, and only certain soldiers of that state were elligble. GreyC
  4. Yes, unfortunately the building no longer exists. GreyC
  5. Hi, I checked the address of the GK in 1888, 1900, 1903, 1910. It was always at Genthinerstrasse 2, Berlin West. The picture was supposedly published in 1903. So Charlottenburg seems to be wrong. It is a bit more to the north-west of the Genthiner Strasse. Best, GreyC
  6. Hi, Spasm is correct in stating that it is a one of a kind image like a polaroid or ferrotype (and I add: photobooth picture or daguerreotype or slide). As different as all these different types of photographic images are, what they have in common is that there is no negative to print duplicates from (so NO print on paper, so here Spasm is wrong as in this kind of process NO PRINTING is done). Through a chemical process during the development of the latent image, the negative becomes a positive through a chemical process. If you want or need copies of the image (prints), the image in question would have to be re-photographed to be reproduced. As negatives are always mirror inverted the old procedures mentioned show the image "the wrong way round", or "backwards" as Spasm puts it. And that is way. So are daguerreotypes, ferrotypes, ambrotypes, slides and the early photobooth pictures. In the later years the manufacturers of photobooths installed a prism in front of the light sensitive surface of the medium, that made the image look "right" again so that it could be used in passports etc. GreyC
  7. This may be so but your question as I understood it was if only German national were elligble to an EK and my answer was that this does not seem to be the case. If you ment something else, I must have misunderstood. GreyC
  8. Hi, I second the reading of the name. It is not in the original Ehrenrangliste index. You´ll find it in the seperately published annex, of 1929, which contains additional names and corrections. Here the name is listed on p1296 and gives his name as on p. 598 in the Ehrenrangliste. The only Meyer (without -Burckhardt) on that page is listed as Major a.D. (1926), who began the war as Oberleutnant within the Festungs-Fernsprech-Kompanie Nr. 4 at Straßburg. So if it is really the same guy he switched unit during the war, which was not unusual. GreyC
  9. There were Turks who were decorated with EKs, so I don´t think it was given to German nationals only. GreyC
  10. As the first letter is neither a "S" nor a "L" for "schwere" or "leichte", it is either Mittlere Minenwerfer Abt. 18 or 118. Maybe Cron has the details. The guy wearing it is an Unteroffizier. In the photo of Rastatt Wehrgeschichtliche Museum the shoulder borad with MW G 173, the "G" stands for "Gebirgs-" The last photo of OvBacon nicely shows that Pionier Bataillon 15 (Flaps) was responsible for the formation of at least two Minenwerfer units, as all wear the same flaps but different patches denoting the specific Minenwerfer-Einheit. GreyC
  11. Hi, that´s King Wilhelm II of Württemberg, not Kaiser Wilhelm II, King of Prussia on the left. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_II._(Württemberg) GreyC
  12. Hi, yes that´s it. My information is from the same source. Best, GreyC
  13. Hi, if the place of death is the same as place of burial, I am unable to say, but all died on the same day at the same place during their fight in the Somme region. Best, GreyC
  14. Hi, full view till 1879, limited search till 1920. Best, GreyC
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