14 November 2014

Trautvetter Military Photo Arrives

 It arrived!

The Trautvetter photograph taken in Aurich, Germany, in 1866 which I purchased on Ebay has made its way to me from France.

I have already written about the picture here--so that commentary won't be repeated.

The illustrations in this blog post are made from photographs that I took once the image had arrived. 

I've still got some work to do in order to learn more about the Trautvetter man shown the photograph.

I don't have many pictures dating from the 1860s and this one is small, perhaps 1.5" by 3."

It survived the trip from France to the United States. 

And it also survived several wars in Europe between 1866 and today.