German Memento of Service

Cabinet-card mounted photograph showing a German soldier in uniform circa 1900, surrounded by a photomontage in Art Nouveau style illustrating various activities from military training, including a devilish-looking image of Kaiser Wilhelm (later the "bad" Kaiser of WWI fame) at top. With bright applied colors in red, blue, gold and silver. Titled on the mount "Max Piepenhagen / Berlin N. / Friedrichstrasse 122/123 / gegenüber der Oranienburgerstrasse. / Filiale Truppen Übungsplatz Döberitz" and with similar information on reverse.   Price: $65.   ( Inventory# ic411 )

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Beneath the soldier the image bears the inscription "Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit" ("Remembrance of my time in the service").

Overall in superb condition. Some light crazing in the heavy applied color, one small chip of color missing.

 

Last updated July 5, 2017

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