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Vintage photos of:
Possibly a Prussian Army picture, taken in the 1870s.
My great-great grandfather (Wilhelm), front row, second from left, in the white trousers. He was born in Posen, Prussia (now Poznan, Poland) in 1859, immigrated to the United States in the early 1880s and purchased a farm in Michigan. View full size.