1916 Kaiser Wilhelm Photo Album
1916 Kaiser Wilhelm Photo Album - Hardcovered album entitled in gold-coloured ink "Erinnerung an die Donaufahrt zwischen Bazias-Orsova am 20 Jan. 1916 auf dem Dampfer "ZSOFIA HERCEGNO" der Koniglich Ungarischen Fluss-u. Seechiffahrts Aktiengesellschaft" (Commemorative of the Cruise on the Danube between Bazias and Orsova, on January 20, 1916, aboard the Paddle Steamer "Zsofia Hercegno", Royal Hungarian Nautical Corporation), with a two-piece silver and enamelled insignia illustrating the Hungarian crown surmounting an anchor with crossed oak leaves below, affixed in the centre, featuring twenty-four black and white photographs, some of which have faded to a sepia-toned look, each photograph in a stiff card matted frame. Phoots are showing a number of high ranking German Officers/leaders (including Kaiser Wilhelm) and also Austrian-Hungarian Officers (including Emperor Karl), aboard the Zsofia Hercegno (Austro-OHungarian Danube Flotilla Army Hospital Ship); nice photos of German and Autro-Hungarian leadership, along with views of the scenery taken along the Danube. The cover in a beige linen stock, complemented by a leather spine and leather triangular corners on the front and back, 133 mm x 160 mm x 30 mm. one small nip in the leather where it butts the linen on the front cover, near mint. Accompanied by nine loose photographs of same, in its cardboard box of issue. Very rare, intimate album, no doubt produced in a very small number and given to the Officers aboard the ship.