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Hi all,

Please have a look at this fellow's hat:

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Is his hat supposed to look like that? I have never seen one quite like it before. Is he Prussian? In theory he should be with Reserve Feldartillerie Regiment Nr. 5, serving with my great uncle Gefr. Simon. Stern. Here's 'hat man' in context:

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My great uncle is 2nd from the right. On the back of the photo is "Mein bruder am Winterberg".

Any thoughts about the odd hat, and whether folks think this is RFAR 5 or not, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

-Daniel

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To me, it looks like he just punched back the cloth on either side of the cockades, thus puffing up the top. Certainly, not the style at the time and the first time I have seen this unusual "blocking".

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