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Submitted by Luciana Mendes Gandelman

Information Picture Question
Category: Do you recognize?
Approval Date: 2/3/2021 3:03 PM
Family Surname: Eppel
Country: Latvia
Town: Riga
Date of Image: unkown
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Dear genners, could anyone recognize to which army those uniforms belonged to? Could anyone help me to identify an approximate date/period for this photo? thank you!

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2/3/2021 6:37 PM Russian Empire
perhaps around 1895-1905 but this does not look at all like regular army uniform to me
I can't suggest what this dress may represent
2/4/2021 8:15 AM I agree that the photo is from the Russian Empire. I am struck by the facial features that seem common to the two men-perhaps they are brothers? Or cousins? The one with the Turkish style hat could be from the Ottoman empire and the taller man from the Russian empire. Also, the photo is probably before 1895. Any inscription on the back of the photo? Very interesting photo.
2/4/2021 1:18 PM They have identical Russian Imperial Army uniforms, other than the hats - peaked hat vs lamb hat
2/4/2021 7:10 PM Update to the earlier comment. I was told that these men are part of a regiment number 3 (based on the white stripes of their collars) of some division.
Gray papakha of the soldier on the right indicates that the photo was taken in 1913 or later.

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