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    Non-US Military Photo Questions

    Hi Again,

    Can anyone id these uniforms as military or cadet or ? I am assuming military on at least the one because of the company number on the cap. All three images are CDV's so that will give them the approximate date range of 1859-1870's. All three men have swords or daggers of some sort. The one from Romania is really fancy. On the two from Denmark, the men are wearing different belt buckles and the second one has a fancy chain on his uniform jacket. Does anyone know what these differences might signify? If anyone can give any info on these images, I would appreciate it.

    Thanks for the help,
    Doug




    I am guessing that these two are soldiers from Denmark since they were taken in Fredericia.


    I am guessing that this one is a Romanian soldier since the image was taken in Orsova.

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    Re: Non-US Military Photo Questions

    Your Danes are wearing bayonets.

    Your Romanian is (99% sure) Austro-Hungarian. Orsova was right on the frontier with Romania and Serbia until 1918 when it became part of Romania.
    Lucas

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    Re: Non-US Military Photo Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas
    Your Danes are wearing bayonets.

    Your Romanian is (99% sure) Austro-Hungarian. Orsova was right on the frontier with Romania and Serbia until 1918 when it became part of Romania.
    Thanks for the info. I thought they looked like bayonets but I didn't know if they carried them on their belts that way or not. I appreciate your help.

    Doug

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    Re: Non-US Military Photo Questions

    I like the snake buckle.

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    Re: Non-US Military Photo Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    I like the snake buckle.
    Me too, having seen a few people have found here, it is interesting to see it as worn in a period pic.

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    Re: Non-US Military Photo Questions

    Neat photos turtlefoot13

    The address on the Danish photo is within the old part of Fredericia, which is an old strong fortress built in 1650 (after the Thirty years' war).

    Here's a good link with collection of military uniforms:

    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...level=2&tword=

    Snake buckle on my wish list too


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    Re: Non-US Military Photo Questions

    Cool link!

    OK your Danish uniform, with French style Kepi, is out by 1880.

    Some pics... Austro Hungarian guy with the wild pants is near the middle, image #3

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    Lucas

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    Re: Non-US Military Photo Questions

    "Fodfolket" is Danish for "Infantry"...all i know sorry.

    Wish i'd known you all wanted snake belts. We wore them all the time in the 60's as kids!

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    Re: Non-US Military Photo Questions

    Iron Spike,

    Great link. I appreciate it!

    Lucas,

    Thanks for the pics!

    I really appreciate all of the help that everyone has given me.

    Doug

 

 

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