In Germany before WW I the Landwehr-Verein was the largest veteran’s group for men who had served in the German Army. The organization had regional and local chapters all around Germany. Over the years we have offered veterans’ badges from the Landwehr-Verien from these various cities (Please go to our “Badges” Merchandise Page for a sampling of these badges ). Today we are offering a wonderful wall banner from the Landwehr-Verein. It measures 49 1/4″ x 39 1/2.” Its primary motif is a magnificent black Hohenzollern Eagle in the center. The Eagle is embroidered with black silk thread on a cream-colored fabric background of cotton twill or perhaps rough satin. A black satin band at the banner’s top lists “Landwehr-Verien” in gold satin letters outlined with gold-embroidered thread. A thick band of gold filigreed thread borders the bottom of the black band. The Eagle is enclosed within a frame of the gold filigreed thread, which forms a sort of Art Deco pattern. The thick band of filigreed gold thread is repeated at the banner’s bottom. The Eagle is accented with a number of gold embroidered touches, including his beak, the royal cypher on its chest, and a very elaborate pattern running out onto its wings. It also wears a fantastic embroidered Hohenzollern Crown embroidered in gold, with red, white and blue accents. The same is true of the magnificent orb and scepter it clutches in its claws. The banner is excellent condition, particularly when one considers its age. Its front is practically flawless. It has a plain, soft cotton backing. Hangers are in place on the banner’s top so it can easily be hung up. This is quite a find!