I found these 2 photographs in a cache of old family photos. I suspect they are of my 2nd great grandfather. I know from other sources that he was from Hannover and is the only family member that is from there. The photos are mounted on cards with the photographer's studio ads on the back.
RFR: 12/5/2016 Added a 3rd photo that I believe is the same person taken much later in life. This picture was taken in CT and I'm reasonably certain it is my 2nd great grandfather (the older, seated gentleman). I have 2 other photos that have notes on the back positively identifying him but they are pretty poor quality. The one feature that seems to be apparent even in those poor pictures is the corner of the mouth (his left hand side) and that seems to stand out in the 3 photos here.
My questions are:
- Are these photos of the same person?
- Approximate age of person in each photo? Approximate date of the photos?
- What kind of uniform is he wearing in the Hannover photo?
- Any other info you can provide about the photographers, possible military units etc?
My 2nd great grandfather was born in 1851 in Hannover (or that area), married and had at least 2 children in Germany, immigrated to Rockville, CT in 1882 or 1883.
With regards to the H Richer's photo...Following AndyW's suggestion led to a link showing a reverse of another Richer's photo. That photo had a penciled 1913/04 that is identified as a 'Signatur' and seems to match the date cited for the photo (1913). Do the penciled '57' and stamped 'A-6811' on my Richer's photo have some significance that can be used to date it?