First Lieutenant in Private Purchase Overcoat and Cap, St.
George Ribbon sewn to coat flap.
Sized 4 ¼" by 6 3/8". Image is mounted on standard generic
"Cabinet Portrait" blank, complete with generic medals of
award printed on the reverse (no specific photographer or
Very good to excellent condition. At various places on the
front, but particularly down the left side of the photo is
staining caused by surplus glue used when the photo was
originally attached to the card; while stains are
noticeable, they do not interfere with the officer's image.
One tiny mark on officer's lip possibly caused by a speck of
lint on the negative - easily retouchable.
Absolutely one of the most interesting overcoats we have
ever seen. Note the hand warmer pockets and the dark ribbon
sewn at an angle to the front. Even though it appears as a
sold black color, the fact is that many types of film
produced during and before WW I registered yellow and orange
as black.( It is not unusual, for example, to see Romanov
Tercentenary medals in WW I photos on ribbons almost one
half white, one half dark because the "gold" stripe
registered as black when the negatives were developed.)