This is a wonderful photograph of the Lehr-Infantrie-Bataillon on parade. The Lehr-Infantrie-Bataillon was created in 1820 during the reign of King Friedrich Wilhelm III. It was a special training unit which while a complete and separate Bataillon was attached to 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß in 1895. So as a matter of course, 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß had four Bataillons instead of the more typical three of an infantry regiment. Thus the Lehr-Bataillon was actually garrisoned in Potsdam and would have been assigned to the GardeKorps. It was used for special training and tactics which might then be used in the German army and to ensure conformity to the drilling and training throughout the German army. Here, it is seen at the Früjahrsparade for Kaiser Wilhelm II in Potsdam. The framed photograph measures 15 3/4″ x 18 1/2,” while the photograph contained therein measures 8 1/2″ x 11 1/2.” The photo was taken by a house photographer. The firm was appointed by Imperial decree to take official photographs of the Kaiser and his family. The arrangement would have been similar to the court or house jewelers such as Godet & Sohn, Wagner & Sohn, etc. This large photo was taken 31 May 1911. Both the photograph and the frame are very high quality. I would suspect that this hung in the home of one of the Bataillon members with great pride. [Buy this photograph and the one above and receive a 10% discount on the pair! Special handling and shipping will be required on this piece due to its size].