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    Great 12" x 19" Albumen Photographic Portrait of a Company Size Imperial German Field Artillery Unit, Dated 1897. Very fine quality and condition with just some minor even fading. Approximately 130 men with officers seated in front with swords, visored caps and double breasted frock coats. NCOs in second row, also with visored caps, and enlisted men wearing field mutzes in upper rows. Several men wearing pickelhaubes with ball tops, including bugler holding instrument up at top center. Field guns visible at either side with array of projectiles and wooden keg with painted date 1897, on ground in front. Many soldiers holding regimental steins and long stemmed porcelain regimental pipes. Remarkable display of items rarely seen in period German images. Original 17 1/2" X 25" pray paperboard mount bordered with preprinted German military motifs, German mottos, 1897 date, and photographers name "Karl Bauer/ Karlsruhe". Mount excellent with just some minor scattered chips. A rare and graphically important Imperial German photograph.

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    December, 2014
    12th Friday
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