PHOTOGRAPH – ORIGINAL BLACK AND WHITE – GERMAN TROOPS IN CHINA.
This original black and white photograph measures 5” x 7 ¼.” It is mounted on a piece of paper (non period) that states “Shanghai Volunteer Corps, um 1902 Deutsche Kompagnie.” The photo shows a number of the volunteers either standing or seated on the ground. A small group of Chinese is seated to the troopers’ right. The men are attired in a wide variety of uniforms and headdresses. The uniforms vary in color from dark-blue to the lighter khaki that was worn in Imperial Germany’s colonies. Their headgear ranges from pickelhauben to mützen. Photos such as this are NOT easy-to-find. It provides a fine uniform study of German troops in China.