AUGUST and OSKAR, 4th and 5th son of Kaiser Wilhelm II


Description: AUGUST WILHELM (Prince, 1887-1949, 4th son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, married his cousin Princess Alexandra Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein) and OSKAR (Prince, 1888-1958, 5th son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, married Countess Ina-Marie von Bassewitz)

Fine Imperial Cabinet Photograph by J. C. Schaarwächter, signed by both and dated by Oskar showing the young princes three quarters length standing side by side wearing their military uniform with medals and swords, 8½" x 5¼", no place, (Berlin) 1903

Given to Ethel Howard, governess, 1895-1898, to the Kaiser's sons'.
Miss Howard was greatly loved by the Empress, her ladies and the boys, but despite her enjoyment of the work the constant strain of royal protocol, extra duty and no holidays took its toll and she left after two and a half years in their service. The Empress, her ladies and the boys kept in touch for several years. See Miss Howard's 'Potsdam Princes' (London and New York, 1916).
  • Number: 1670289 (37113)
  • Dealer: Sophie Dupre Autographs UK

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