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Re: Kaiser Wilhelm II, Part 2
« Reply #75 on: July 29, 2014, 04:17:36 AM »
Also the ladies are in black, so a mourning group.

Not the Kaiser's jubilee then.

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Picture of Wilhelm II
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« Reply #77 on: January 06, 2016, 03:47:10 PM »
Bear in mind that this picture was taken in the days when exposures were measured in minutes, and keeping a small child still for that long was a major problem.

The left arm is already quite noticeably short.

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Re: Kaiser Wilhelm II, Part 2
« Reply #78 on: January 07, 2016, 11:57:05 AM »
That s called "Hidden mother" even when it wasnt the mother the one who held the baby still.

Anyway, first time i see a "hidden mother" like this one, heavily edited to delete the whole body of the person holding the baby!!

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Re: Kaiser Wilhelm II, Part 2
« Reply #79 on: September 08, 2016, 11:35:02 PM »
About Ella and Wilhelm II - has anyone seen any letters she wrote about him?? Everyone seems to say that she did not return his feelings at all - but have we seen anything FROM her?

Also, are there any letters of any kind known between them - after all, they are cousins and probably wrote sometime.

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Re: Kaiser Wilhelm II, Part 2
« Reply #81 on: July 30, 2017, 03:32:42 PM »
February 1876
Dearest Willy,
Thank you for your dear letter and the book and flower. I hope your leg is better. The little bird is very pretty. I hope we will see you and Harry soon again. We are all very well. Mama and Papa and Sisters all send their love and many kisses XXX
Your very loving cousin, Ella

March 15 1878
Dearest Willy,
Thank you for the book I just received. I was sorry you had stopped just at that spot and wished for you to go on. I shall read it myself now and enjoy it very much. But did Harry get to hear it? It was Grandmama’s present for him, I shall send it back if he has not tho I do not like to have to do so.

I send you what I was painting – tho’ it is not half so good and pretty as I should have liked. My foot is much better and I was up a little today. Mama says Grosmama is much better.

In three weeks it will be 3 years since – you remember in April 75?
Your very loving cousin, Ella

April 7 1878
Darling Willy,
I found what you left in the book and it is so sweet – I must write to you tho I do not have much to say and we only said good-bye two hours ago. Yes in 73 is when – I don’t know if I should write it here –I shall just say that I would be able to say the same as you did in your note, as much as a child could, since I was only 8 then. I think of Hothouse – of M 9th & of the 5th & the 5th 3 years ago – when you first said something and the first
XXX Your Loving Ella

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Re: Kaiser Wilhelm II, Part 2
« Reply #82 on: August 27, 2017, 09:50:31 AM »
In the penultimate picture the officer with Wilhelm at the map table looks like August von Mackensen.

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