Auction - August 2021

KAISERIN HERMINE PRINCESS HERMINE REUSS OF GREIZ

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KAISERIN HERMINE PRINCESS HERMINE REUSS OF GREIZ

(1887 – 1947) Second wife of Emperor Wilhelm II. In 1922, Hermine and the ex-Emperor were married after his first wife, Auguste Viktoria, died the year before. Hermine was officially never given the title Empress, but she liked to be addressed in that way. Signed photograph, 3.5 x 5.375 inches, a portrait of Princess Hermine, signed in blue pencil on the bottom margin ‘Hermine 1924.13.11. IR’ and on the reverse she writes in blue pencil: ‘Dear Herr Gimpel, the wonderful coffee delights us every day and we are grateful, your letters are always interesting.. Many greetings from both of us.’ WITH: A b/w photograph of Kaiser Wilhelm II with a printed signature, sitting on a park bench with one of his dachshunds, 3.5 x 5.375 inches. Two pieces.

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