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A special kind of clothing to identify people as belonging to a specific group. Possibly military, police, or other govermental units.

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Why do the British Queen's Guard and the Danish Royal Guard Company look so similar?

So far I've found some info on the bearskin hats. I would also like to know if the bearskins were used before Napoleon's Imperial Guard used them. I am also not entirely sure why both the Danish and ...
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Can anyone identify this uniform for me please? He was a marksman and back of photo says trophies won in war

He was a military man who has marksman insignia on his uniform. The photo says trophies won in war and he was Irish.
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Can anybody identify this 1900-1933 uniform (possibly German)

I believe this image to be taken around 1900-1933. I also believe it to be a German uniform but I'm not certain. Any help would be appreciated!
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Please help identity this Italian military uniform

All I know about the man in the photo is he was an Italian. Any help on the date/what the rank, etc. was would be appreciated.
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What's the date of this army uniform?

I have two photos of man and women. Guessing sweethearts. I’m thinking 1800s, there is writing on the back but I can’t read it.
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Can anyone help me identify this uniform?

Can anyone help me identify this uniform? I have been looking into an ancestor named Frederick Collins who served in the Royal Garrison Artillery, in Ireland in 1898, South Africa 1900-1902 then St ...
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What branch of Hungarian military service corresponds to this uniform?

Does anyone know the branch of service corresponding to the uniform in this photo from Veszprem Hungary? Is it a Hussar?
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What branch of service and rank is this (possibly Hungarian) 1920 photo?

1920 photo possibly Hungary. Does anyone know which service branch and rank the uniform represents? Thank you for any help.
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What uniform is this man wearing (circa 1940's)?

This is a photograph of my husbands grandfather. He was born in 1920 and in the image he appears to be about 20 ish making the picture 1940 ish. We believe he was born in Poland and later moved to the ...
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Can you help identify the insignia and the country of origin of this uniform?

Can you help identify the insignia and the country of origin with this uniform?
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Can anyone identify these uniforms (stated to be "Austrian")?

I recently purchased these uniforms, in which I was told that they were "Austro-Hungarian/Austrian." Upon looking further at the lighter-green one, I noticed that it had a trim pattern ...
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What uniform is this? May have been Crimea war and from Scotland

May be my Great Great Grandfather Peter or Edward Hepburn. We do not know anything about him. Is it from the Crimea? What rank and/or regiment?
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What are this uniform and these medals?

Help identifying uniform from the 1900s? Brought this uniform to America.
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Can you identify the military uniform on the man in this photo?

I found this photo in a box I inherited from my grandmother. The photo is on heavy card-like stock, but there is no writing or any markings on the back. My grandparents were born in Germany, but came ...
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What uniform is the man in this mid to late 19th century photo wearing?

This is a photo of my Grt Grdth's brother, George Anderson, born 1856 Kildare, Ireland. I have this studio portrait. What uniform is he wearing? He worked in Sth Africa at times.
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What uniform is General Redvers Henry Buller VC GCB GCMG wearing in this colored photo?

Colored studio photograph circa 1900 of General Redvers Henry Buller VC GCB GCMG in uniform with decorations. Is it that of a General in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps? Confirmation or other ...
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Does the leather strap often depicted on a Pith helmets serve a purpose, or is it purely cosmetic?

Pith Helmet are often depicted with a dark leather strap across the front (See picture). Does this strap serve a functional purpose: For example, is it a chin strap that has been hooked up to keep it ...
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Can anyone identify this 19th century US military uniform?

I found this among our family photos and am trying to figure out who it might be.
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When did police uniforms change in New York from the British design?

The US law enforcement system (to the best of my knowledge) has followed a system similar to the UK system. The New York Police Department (NYPD) has used uniforms that mimicked their British ...
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What is this 19th century British army uniform?

I believe this chap is a distant relative of mine. It is in a large photo album my granny had but of course no names anywhere. On the back of this photo it is noted "Sept 1881" taken in ...
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What's the rank of this Liberian Army Officer?

Can anyone tell me what rank is this Liberian Army Officer?
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I need to know the dates this uniform was used

Attached is a picture of my relative in a USA military uniform. I would like to know when this uniform was in use and what branch of service and rank the soldier held.
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What is this uniform (circa 1900, probably NE USA)?

I'm trying to identify this uniform. The glass negative image is of boys wearing the uniform and the date is 1900-1910 The image is from a glass photo negative circa 1900. It appears to be a boy's ...
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Can anyone identify this European ?naval uniform from photograph and likely date (belle époque)?)

Possibly late 1800s, early 1900s. Almost certainly from the UK. Epaulettes may indicate Naval?
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Help identifying this WWI Italian uniform

My great grandfather served in the Italian army in WWI and this is the only photo we have of him in uniform. He said he was a runner in the war but otherwise we don’t know much about his time during ...
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Need help identifying the military service and rank

Thinking WW1. Photos in box of family stuff.
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Can anyone help identify this, possibly Greek, type of uniform/dress?

I found this old picture of my great great grandfather and my mother isn’t sure what he is wearing. She did say we have some Greek roots from one side of the family. Thank you!
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Can anyone help identify this uniform /person?

We have found this old photograph among some family records but have no idea who it is of. Can anyone identify the uniform .... We would love to know who the person is but doubt will be that lucky in ...
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Can anyone tell me what military uniform this is?

This is my great grandfather and on the back of the picture it states "France 1913", I am restoring the picture, adding color, and need help identifying the uniform so I can make add the ...
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Can you identify this uniform? Is it military?

This is a wedding photograph,taken by a photographer in Belfast who was in business between 1919 and 1933. I don't think it is a British or Irish uniform but happy to be corrected on that.
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Can you help me identify this Italian Royal Army Uniform?

1These are three silver gelatin photograph, each measuring 9 x 6 3/4 inches. I have a total of five photos: three different images, two are repeats. In two of the images, the subject is posing with a ...
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What type of uniform and cap emblem could my great grandfather be wearing? We have been told that it is maybe a Cossack

This picture was given to me and I was told it was the only picture we have of our great grandfather. He looks quite young in the photo (maybe around 15-16, he was born about 1878). My guess is this ...
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Can anyone identify the military branch and rank of the man in the front row? This is from Germany @1932

I assume the boy on the right is in a Hitler youth uniform but I don't know the uniform of the man in front, maybe a Prussian uniform? They were from the eastern part of Germany (now Poland) - Silesia....
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Are these British cavalry uniforms?

Photo either taken in Durban (Port Natal) or Cornwall, perhaps World War 1 Would a military unit wear jackets that didn't match the jodhpurs? There is no accompanying information for this photo of my ...
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Can anyone help to identify this picture of a relative wearing a possibly Polish/Russian/Prussian uniform?

I found this photo and tried to match to uniforms of the time around 1911. Can’t find one with similar pockets or stripes. Can you help to identify? My sister says person on left is grandfather. They ...
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What kind of US Army uniform is this?

My girlfriend found this uniform in the closet of her father. He passed some time ago. This uniform was in his possession and we are someone confused. This is obviously an US-American Uniform, yet her ...
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Can anyone identify these (possibly WW1 Polish) uniforms?

The only hint I have is that the gentlemen in the picture were Polish and it was reputed to have been taken in 1917. So far I suspect that they may be cavalry?
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Identify the circa 1920 uniform in this photo

The photo is dated 1920. Quality isn't brilliant, but we need the uniform information for the family tree. The lady would have been 22 in 1920. Birthplace was London. Nationality: British. Traveled ...
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Can you help identify this European military uniform?

This picture was found in the possessions of a great-aunt who immigrated from Volhynia, Russia to Canada around 1908. My family is ethnically German, and many of the Volhynian Germans originally came ...
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What uniform is this chap wearing?

I'm trying to identify the uniform the chap in this photo is wearing. The photo was taken I believe about WW1 period. The reverse has the inscription 'The Count' Letta's fiance. I know who Letta is ...
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Can anyone identify this uniform? Is it from Sweden or USA?

I have 2 photos of my husband's grandfather Edwin Albin (1884-1962) that were taken in Minnesota in 1906. I’m hoping to find out more about the uniform Albin is wearing. Albin's father Claus August ...
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What time period is this uniform?

I know this person was a family member. I have family on this side who served in the Civil War as well as WWI and WWII. I identified the hat pin as Infantry, 8th Regiment, Company B. Also, I think ...
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Can anyone identify the country, rank, and unit of this WWI Uniform?

A photograph of my grandfather, Stephen Peter Barbustiak (sp of last name changed during immigration process). DOB 20 August 1895 in Odorin, present day Slovakia. Married September 3, 1917. I know he ...
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Did the Sturmabteilung uniform look ridiculous in terms of German fashion in the 1920s?

Ridicule is a common method of social dismissal. The Sturmabteilung (SA) were a German fascist militia in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Their most basic uniform was described as a yellow brown ...
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Can you identify this US Army uniform?

This is my great-grandfather. I would like to know what he did in the Army. Can you identify whether he was infantry or cavalry?
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Can anyone help to identify the uniforms in this photograph?

Can anyone help to identify the uniforms in this photograph? All I know is that Kroonstad was then part of the Orange River Colony - formed around 1900 Thanks
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What is this military uniform from the 1870s?

This is a Tintype photo from around 1860 to 1870 time period. I don't know what country this comes from. The photo was discovered in the United States with a group of pictures tracing a German ...
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When did soldiers begin wearing ballooned pants? [duplicate]

I was told by a veteran that it was not until the Korean war that American soldiers began to balloon their pants. Prior to that it was only paratroopers. Can this be validated?
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What regiment is this (~1826-1861) French cuirass cavalry uniform?

I would be grateful if you would take the time to look at the uniform in this photograph and suggest a regiment. I have included some background information and hope you might have some ideas for me ...
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What is this (possibly WW1) officer's uniform and regiment?

This photograph comes from an old family photo album - our family is of British descent who lived in South Africa. Unfortunately those who knew this person have since died and we are hoping to track ...
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