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I recently went through hundreds of pictures of Wilhelm II and tried to find pictures of him in already in his times "old" uniforms/costumes and I thought some of You are maybe interested in them too

Wilhelm II. - Deutscher Kaiser 1888-1918, undatiert : Nachrichtenfoto

Wilhelm II. - Deutscher Kaiser 1888-1918 : Nachrichtenfoto

Emperor Wilhelm II : Nachrichtenfoto

Wilhelm II. - Deutscher Kaiser 1888-1918, mit Auguste Viktoria a.e. Kostuemfest : Nachrichtenfoto

Cavalier Kaiser : Nachrichtenfoto

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And at last:

what is he doing there? ;)

Wilhelm [RF: Germany RF] : Nachrichtenfoto


And watching some acrobats:

Wilhelm II : Nachrichtenfoto


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12 hours ago, Bayern said:

He is grabbing the tip of the nose of Prince Louis Ferdinand ,his grandson 

There's a fantastic interview with him on YouTube.

4 hours ago, Eric Gaumann said:

Interesting to note in that 3rd image showing where the (mostly) 20th Century General's collar tabs evolved from.  Never knew that.

You're right, It took I think till around 1900 that these embroiderys were used. I don't know the exact circumstances, maybe someone else knows more. Would be interesting if this was Wilhelms personal idea or from one of his staffs. Could be that he had the idea at one of those fancy costume-balls. 

Later on others of those Frederick the Great - embroiderys were used too for specific regiments(think of the famous picture of General von Kluck)






Alexander von Kluck


August Wilhelm



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22 hours ago, Utgardloki said:

I have actually never seen a photo of an officer of Grenadier-Regiment Nr.1 with the embroidery seen on the plate above. So if anyone knows one, feel free to share.

Here I have two photos of the 1 grenadier regiment



GREN RGT 1 20003 b.jpg

GREN RGT 1 20017 b.jpg

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  • 2 weeks later...

Utgardloki , very interesting the uniforms of Huis Doorn , specially the three Spanish . the full dres of Capitan General , the service one of the same rank and the light blue of Colonel of the Dragones de Santiago. The uniform of 1st Grenadiers simply amazing

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