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Old 06-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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Some nice images

...of Imperial troops. A couple of nice medal bars along with major-league moustaches and beards!
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Re: Some nice images

The fork bearded veteran of service in the first photograph has a really impressive bar.

The Grand Duke in the last photograph looks very much like a young Edward VII. Strong genes!
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:27 AM   #3
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Re: Some nice images

Nice rack!
Is that a partial portrait of Lenin being held up behind the subject?
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Re: Some nice images

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Is that a partial portrait of Lenin being held up behind the subject?
I wouldn't be surprised. Even tough this man has the imperial awards, it all seems like 1940's.
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Re: Some nice images

The chin in the portrait is clean-shaven so I doubt it would be Lenin. Besides, to have one person carrying a Bolshevik painting means the political police (informers) were not far away and this man would be risking life and limb - especially in the 1940s - regardless of the region or republic. At least that's my opinion.:rolleyes:

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Re: Some nice images

Back to the rack; all four George Medals and all four George Crosses; not bad, not bad at all. He must have been quite the trooper, or the commander's favorite. Any idea what the middle, non-George, medal is?
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Re: Some nice images

A well-decorated comrade perhaps roused too early for the awards cermenony as indicated by the bed-head. :chuckle
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Is it just me or have I seen this picture somewhere else on the forum recently?
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It's from ebay as of right now.
I did get some sort of "vibe" to it as well. But after seeing millions of Russian medal images over the the last 10+ years details tend to become a bit fuzzy.
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Re: Some nice images

Here a nice simple post-1910 (probably pre Great War) photograph taken in Konstantinograd (now Krasnograd, Ukraine).
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