i am still working on pictures and how to post them, hopefully i will get them right soon. I think i have managed to compress them to small enough size, yet still legible? Time will tell as this is first post with pictures.
With my limited research, and for obvious reasons, I believe this to be a banner from East Fresia, as it has the motto for the coat of arms of East Fresia on the front..... "EALA Frya Fresena".. roughly translated as ......."rise or stand up free Fresians" and interestingly when shouted requires an answer...."LEVER DOOD as SLAV"....."rather dead than slave".
On the back it says...."Kreiger-Verein Schwerinsdorf und Umgegend 1925" .... again a rough translation "war veterans club of the city and neighbour hoods of Schwerin 1925"
It is a bit moth eaten some places but it is still doing well for its age.
It has 1911 in the scroll to the left of the verse with a shield of arms below.
Would this be the date the club was founded?
Also there is a Hohenzollern coat of arms on the breast of Prussian screaming eagle beneath an Imperial crown, on the front side? Not Prussian eagle with Hohenzollern coat of arms within Prussian eagle, which I have seen a few times?
Would this banner have been used in any particular rally? Or occasions? Would there be any pictures of this banner in use or displayed? Schwerin is not the biggest city in northern Germany, anyone know how many would have been produced?
many thanks to anyone who has any information, especially the Hohenzollern eagle as it will help date a glass stein, decorated in the F. van Hauten style, i have as well.
Eagerly awaiting responses
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