This postcard shows the Bürgermeister of Lübeck, Herr Eschenburg.
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH – LZ-126 LANDING
This is a photograph showing the LZ-126 making a landing. The LZ-126 was later known as the U. S. S. Los Angeles. It was turned over to the U. S. Navy as part of Germany’s war reparations. She was built in 1924 and flown personally by Hugo Eckner to the U. S., where she was turned over to the U. S. Navy. She was retired in 1932. The Graf Zeppelin was also known as the LZ-127. The LZ-129 was the ill-fated Hindenburg.
The Kaiserin Friedrich (1840-1901), as she was known after her husband, Kaiser Friedrich III’s [1831-1888] death, was Queen Victoria’s only daughter and namesake, Victoria. A Princess Royal of England, she married Friedrich when he was Prussia’s Kronprinz. Upon his father Wilhelm I’s death, Friedrich III assumed the throne for a mere ninety-nine days before he also died. He was succeeded by his eldest son, who became Kaiser Wilhelm II. This postcard, which has a message written on its obverse, depicts the Kaiserin. The postcard was mailed in 1901, her death year.
I'm Kenneth (Ken) J. Greenfield, currently of New Port Richey, Florida, located on the West Coast of Florida in the Tampa Bay area. I started out as a collector of Imperial German Militaria, particularly items dealing with the Imperial German Air Service in the early 1960's. After more than forty years of avid collecting, I began to sell a few items to upgrade my collection and help finance my collecting "habit." I attended militaria shows, both to buy and sell. I wanted to spend more time at home and less traveling for the national companies that I had worked for; so, starting my own business seemed like an attractive alternative. I like nothing better than talking with others about militaria, and introducing newcomers to the joys of owning a "piece of history."