Friday, March 11, 2011

An interesting postcard

This is a new addition to my collection - the Duke and Duchess of Brunswick in conversation with the Grand Duke of Oldenburg.   The postcard was postmarked on April 3, 1916.

Grand Duke Friedrich August's eldest daughter, Sophie Charlotte, was married to Viktoria Luise's older brother, Eitel Friedrich.


Dennis said...

A very nice photo. The headgear is interesting - besides the Pickelhauben worn by the Grand Duke and the gentlemen in the background, the Duke of Brunswick's hat seems vaguely Indian. Some regimental headgear, perhaps? If it's fur, it certainly isn't keeping his ears warm!

The Duchess is certainly stylish and wouldn't look out of place at a formal gathering today.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

It must have been a formal occasion during the war.

tjmooney said...

Is it just me or is he wearing a tortoise's head as a chapeau?