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1914 German Imperial Army Canvas Print with name Welz Fahr

1914 German Imperial Army Canvas Print with name Welz Fahr

Posted: 17 Dec 2012 10:43AM GMT
Classification: Military
Edited: 17 Dec 2012 10:48AM GMT
Surnames: Fahr
I picked this up at a public auction in Pennsylvania and I'm going to sell it in my Ebay Store soon, Fishzlot Collectibles. As soon as I get a value from some one. I've contacted the German Army Museum in Dresden. Nobody, and I mean nobody, can tell me the value of this. If anybody else has ever presented one for public sale or view, that thread is gone. I exhausted the Worthopedia site looking for anything like it. I also have a similar one from 1902 for the 66th Artillery, with a different name, Han Gutmuller. Both Artillery Regiments. This one for Welz Fahr is the 29th Artillery, also known as the Prince Regent Leopold Battalion, or the The Royal Wurttemburg Army. The Crown Prince's outfit, which was broken up in 1915. Prince Leopold retired in 1913, and was recalled in 1915, leading Germany's defeat of the Russians in the East. After Russia surrendered, he retired again. The print is 18.75 by 21 inches. Market value unknown. Value to descendants; absolutely priceless.
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Re: 1914 German Imperial Army Canvas Print with name Welz Fahr

Posted: 17 Dec 2012 1:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Let me korrect a few things. It was not the German Imperial Army, it was the Army of the Kingdom of Wuerttemberg. And there it was: 6. Batterie,in the 2.Wuerttembergische Feldartillerie Regiment Nr. 29. The familyname is WELZ, "Fahr" is not an abbreviation of his first name, it means Fahrer = Driver.
This are so called "Reservisten-Bilder" or also "Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit" = rememberance of my time of duty.They where made by the thousands. One background was used over and over again, just the foto of the individual soldier was added. It would be interesting finding family members of the Welz and Gutmüller Families.
The other soldiers familyname is GUTMÜLLER (Gutmueller), first name not known.The word Han is wrong ist must be Kan. and is an abbreviation of Kanonier and means gunner. He was a member of the 6. Battery, 4. Badisch Feld Artillery Regiment Nr. 66. That regiment was stationed around Lahr/Baden.
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