WW I Russian Sergeant in Overcoat and Papakha with Sword.
Measures 3 ½" by 5 3/8" Pre-printed postcard format on
reverse. Soldier wears a papakha, gloves and regulation
overcoat. Belt has large, plain buckle. He carries a dragoon
trooper's 1881 Pattern shashka with leather tassel and poses
next to a vase with flowers - the vase decorated to look
fashionably "art nouveau". Reverse bears an non-Russian ink
inscription in one of the Baltic languages dated 28 January
Excellent condition. The corners are shiny from being rubbed
while mounted in an album - and one corner is slightly torn.
The image area of the soldier and the table he stands next to,
however, is completely undamaged.
Nice uniform study - this is the way all Russian Army NCOs
were supposed to be turned out in the wintertime.