Need help with early 20th century photograph

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Need help with early 20th century photograph

Post by 24th_infantry » 14 Jun 2019 15:26

I picked this up at the flea market today. I was thinking turn of the century German or some European military. I would appreciate any help. There is nothing written on the picture anywhere
Thanks for the help!
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Re: Need help with early 20th century photograph

Post by 24th_infantry » 14 Jun 2019 15:44

If it's not German from the WWI era please move to the correct forum location. Thanks for the help!

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Re: Need help with early 20th century photograph

Post by OpanaPointer » 14 Jun 2019 15:44

Good closeup of the hat will help us.
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Re: Need help with early 20th century photograph

Post by 24th_infantry » 14 Jun 2019 17:38

Here is close-up of the hats.
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Re: Need help with early 20th century photograph

Post by OpanaPointer » 14 Jun 2019 18:33

Not very clear.
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Re: Need help with early 20th century photograph

Post by John G. » 14 Jun 2019 21:33

The high boots and style of the hats look Eastern european, Bulgarian or Ukrainian or whatever....Russian influence certianly. Just my opinion, doubt if it German.
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Re: Need help with early 20th century photograph

Post by von thoma » 16 Jun 2019 05:11

My vote for Russian uniform, according the collar patch and shoulder board on the greatcoat
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Re: Need help with early 20th century photograph

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 16 Jun 2019 11:20

Who besides the Soviets and maybe Bulgaria used the “Gymnastyorka” tunic. Looks a lot like what the soldier on the right is wearing. Belt buckle is interesting if only it was a better photo quality. Any chance of less reflection or removing glass?

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Re: Need help with early 20th century photograph

Post by 24th_infantry » 16 Jun 2019 15:11

Here are photos without the glass. Thanks for the idea, the portrait is even more vibrant and detailed once you see it without the reflections. Hope this helps more!
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Re: Need help with early 20th century photograph

Post by R Leonard » 16 Jun 2019 15:47

I too vote for them being Russian uniforms of some persuasion.

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