G013081 IMPERIAL GERMAN ‘Seebatallion’ PHOTOGRAPH. (Photographie)

A WW1 era, large-size, 17cm x 8cm, ‘Carte de Visite’ of a Seebataillon (Marine Infantry) reserve officer in full-dress uniform with China Medal and Bar.  VERY RARE image of a reserve officer (as indicated by the cross inside the cockade on his cap) with white band and leather chinstrap. Crisp focus with excellent details of the sword with portapee and dress uniform. Decorative imperial pillow rests on chair to his right. Kiel Wik, a neighborhood in northern Kiel, was an important school and garrison town for the German Navy in the twentieth century. The Seebataillon were actually an arm of the Imperial Navy and were established to provide a land-based force capable of defending Germany's ports and colonies. They were a Reich asset and thus did not wear a state or contingent cockade on their mützen. The I. and II. Seebatallion were based in Germany while the III. Seebatallion was permanently based in Tsingtao in China. From the photography studio of C. Langenschwadt in Kiel-Wik. Excellent condition.

GRADE ****                                                         PRICE $179.00

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