Posted 5 months ago
In addition to the two cabinet photos, I received 13 real photo postcards in the lot, but will only share a few. You'll definately want to click on the pictures to enlarge them.
The first one I believe we have the same fellow while still in the 30th battalion. He holds the traditional staff seen in many photos of the Chasseurs Alpines, and over his pack is the early Model 1886 Lebel bayonet with hooked quillon (most bayonets during WWI were manufactured without the quillons or had them removed). The second one is a pair of Chasseurs with a lot of nice detail visible.
The second photo is a very informal group of Chasseurs Alpins, the one in the middle clearly showing off the chevron on his sleeve. I don’t know if he’s a “Soldier First Class” or an NCO.
The next picture is a group from the 70th Battalion, and interesting study on how many ways someone can wear an Alpine beret!
Lastly here’s a photo that seems to show our fellow in the 70th Battalion in Lyon in 1918, if I’m reading the back correctly. If anyone can read French Cursive, I’d love to know what it says.