This is a fine color postcard of König Friedrich II der Große (Frederick the Great, 1712-1786. He was the first of Prussia’s truly illustrious kings. He led his Kingdom through a critical 18th Century’s period (1740-1786). During his reign, he built the Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, and also founded the Orden Pour le Mérite. This pose of “Der alte Fritz” comes from a painting by Anton Graf, done when Friedrich was sixty-eight-years-old (1772). He is wearing a Black Eagle Breast Star on his tunic. The postcard was not mailed.