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PERIOD FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – LEHR-INFANTRIE-BATAILLON – POTSDAM

SKU: 40-10

$125.00

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. It was quite elite and was often seen at functions that included the Kaiser. It was a great honor to be assigned to the Bataillon. Here, it is seen at the Neuen Palais (built during the reign of King Frederick the Great) of Kaiser Wilhelm II in Potsdam. The framed photograph measures 15 1/2″ 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. The large photo was taken 5 June 1911. Both the photograph and the frame are very high quality. I suspect that this hung in the home of one of the Bataillon members with great pride. [Buy this photograph and the photograph below and receive a 10% discount on the pair! Special handling and shipping will be required on this piece due to its size.]

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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. It was quite elite and was often seen at functions that included the Kaiser. It was a great honor to be assigned to the Bataillon. Here, it is seen at the Neuen Palais (built during the reign of King Frederick the Great) of Kaiser Wilhelm II in Potsdam. The framed photograph measures 15 1/2″ 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. The large photo was taken 5 June 1911. Both the photograph and the frame are very high quality. I suspect that this hung in the home of one of the Bataillon members with great pride. [Buy this photograph and the photograph below and receive a 10% discount on the pair! Special handling and shipping will be required on this piece due to its size.]

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