Third Reich Studio Postcard (#26244)

Third Reich Studio Postcard (#26244)

Maker: None; Condition: Near Mint

$28.50

Black and white studio portrait postcard, on heavy stock photo paper, grades Near MINT measuring 4” X 5 ¾” features an Army Feldwebel in Parade Dress Uniform with visor cap, dress collar and cuff tabs with unit cipher “33” on the shoulder strap. Based upon the dark color of the uniform and visor cap piping the  branch is probably engineer. The NCO is holding a lion head sword with officer’s pattern sword knot and appears to be  a Richard Herder unattributed pattern pictured on page 86, lower of Swords of Germany 1900/1945by John R. Angolia. The reverse of the photograph is stamped, “MARIANNE OTTO LICHTBILDERNERIN Wiesbaden, Bahnhofstrasse 14”.  Near MINT