My friend Ingrid has recently found and purchased two family photographs on eBay — it’s miraculous what the internet can do, no?
The photos, viewable temporarily here (they’re protected so I can’t just copy them into this post) show two different images of a Prussian military officer, Leopold Ollendorff (1843-1889) of Berlin, in uniform.
Are there any Keepa readers who can tell Ingrid anything about this man based on these images? Can you discern a rank, or unit, or anything else? The images are now en route from England — perhaps when they arrive we can get a clearer closeup of the medal he’s wearing.
Any advice, including references to websites (English or German) which could help Ingrid wrest any information from these images, is greatly appreciated.