This postcard shows the two princesses seated in a carriage.
COLOR POSTCARD – KAISER WILHELM I
This is a fine color postcard of Kaiser Wilhelm I. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth (1797-1897). To the left, Wilhelm I appears in a Küraßier’s uniform. To the right, we see his place in Berlin.
This is a very large and ornate monument of Kaiser Wilhelm I, located in Hildesheim. The monument shows Kaiser Wilhelm I mounted on a horse, wearing the helmet and uniform of the Regiment der Garde du Corps. In his right hand he holds a Generalfeldmarschall’s baton. Below him, standing on the ground, is Germania, the mythical patron and protector of Germany against France. She holds high in her left hand Germany’s crown. Under Wilhelm’s foot is a dragon that he has slain, much like Saint George or the Archangel Michael. The postcard just oozes symbolism and the might of Germany’s first Kaiser. On the postcard’s reverse is a written message. The postcard was mailed in August 1907.
This postcard shows Friedrich the Great (1712-1786). It comes from a charcoal sketch. He is in uniform, complete with a Black Eagle Breast Star. The postcard was not mailed. Its top edge is slightly foxed.