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Soldier with rifle

1940s soldier with rifle. Snapshot. Private Collection.

Soldier with rifle. Snapshot. Private Collection.

I’m not sure what country this soldier was from. I think he’s from the 70’s (off another picture I’ve seen of another with the same uniform), but I liked the pose and expression enough to get it.

The seller is based in Russia. This was most likely a soldier of one of the bordering countries. He’s smoking a cigarette with his rifle on the lap, bag to the side.


Coming of Age II

Austrian boy with very high collar & cigarette. CDV. Personal Collection.

Austrian boy with very high collar & cigarette. CDV. Personal Collection.

A thick late period CDV of a dapper Austrian boy. He’s wearing a high collar and white tie that together elongate his silhouette. His jacket’s wrinkled but his gentlemanly appearance is complete with a straw boater hat, buttonhole jewelry chain and a cane tucked on his arm.

The backdrop is plain and looks like a painted room corner.

This card reminds me of the German one.

Photographer: Atelier Tegeffhoff. Inh. F. Jelinek. Vienna. Austo-Hungarian Empire.


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