This German man may have been a veteran soldier in civilian suit. Something got him good on the side of the face, perhaps a knife. I’m thinking he was a soldier for the ribbon across the chest. He’s also wearing the black visor hat I mentioned before that was so popular in Germany at the time, and both worn by boys and men.
The bottom of the card was clipped to fit into an album. I can’t make out the message or handwritten name, only the year: 1910.
Photographer: Carl Thies. Hannover. Germany