This farewell cabinet photograph depicts an unnamed Reiter of the Schutztruppe für Deutsch-Südwestafrika wears the 1900 pattern Kord Litewka/Feldrock tunic kord trousers. He is
armed with a K98 rifle and wears a blue trimmed, gray felt
Südwester Hat. At his left shoulder he wears a parade aiguillette.

On the large wooden board next to t
he is a poem which reads:

Die Welt ist weit, die Welt ist schön,
wer weiss ob wir uns

penciled translation into english of the poeon the back of the card mount reads:

The world is wide, the world is beautiful,
who knows w
hen we'll see each other again!"

Cabinet Photograph
R. Schubert - Photographer
No. 3 W. Potsdamerstrasse, Berlin, Germany
c. 190