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Uniformed soldiers standing next to railway cars

Date: 1916 - 1918 | Identifier: 1200.1.a.7
Gelatin photograph of uniformed soldiers standing next to what is possibly a train siding/platform. On top of the train are army wagons, covered and ready for transport. One soldier is sitting down in front playing his guitar. There is one small line of German writing on the back. This photograph was among fourteen gelatin photographs and four printed postcards that belonged to Emil Görling. Görling, a German solider during World War I, was a member of the Aufraumungs-Arbeit (literally translated as the “clean-up” crew) in the 3rd Landwehr Division of the Imperial German Army. Görling’s division participated in the 1918 German Spring Offensive in France. The recipient of the postcards was Ewald Görling who lived in Hamburg, Germany. Date approximated. more...