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Monument to Johann Hermann von Hermannsdorf on Predil Pass

Date: 1900 - 1918 | Identifier: 1200.1.a.16
Color postcard of a triangular monument set in front of a stone wall. Four uniformed soldiers appear in the foreground sitting in front of an iron fence, one holding a small dog. A statue of a lion lying down with flowers or branches on top of him sits in front of the monument. The postcard is captioned "Monument am Predil." This monument is also called the "Sleeping lion" and is in memory of Captain Johann Hermann von Hermannsdorf. The monument is located in present-day Slovenia. This postcard 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...