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Braunschweig? Bavaria? Prussia?... Strange uniform mix......


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All I can tell you is, that Atelier Spiegel was at this location from 1909 on (some other sources claims 1907) and wasn't there for a long time, some said it was closed 1913, but your photo proves them wrong.

I can show you two soldiers from Brunswick taken at the same atelier too, so you may want to compare the Kokarde, but if the 29th Regt was bavarian then the Kokarde should be bavarian too. 

Maybe he had relatives in Brunswick and went to this photographer while he visited them in Brunswick?

 

Atelier Sp 01.jpg

Atelier Sp 02.jpg

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Hi,

The strange thing with the 29th Bavrian regt is... only a portion of the troops were Bavarian... it was one of those regiments formed in late 1916 where they grouped Jäger battalions together, in the case of the 29th the 1st reserve Jäger battalion was Bavarian, but also from Prussia and other parts of Germany... even a K.u.K. Battalion was part of the regiment for a while! 

So in this case he has a Tunic with Bavarian Lion buttons, what is probably a Prussian kokade... but an undefined unit... maybe part of the attached MG, Pionier or Radfahrer elements? I am not sure if the Jäger wore their original Battalion straps and only the stab wore a 29?

Very strange Mischung!!

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