1930 Photograph of Six Red Army Engineer Officers Reviewing Plans at a Summer Encampment.
Measures 5 3/8" by 6 7/8". Posed photograph shows Red Army Men studying maps or drawings. Five are wearing metal engineer devices on their rank tabs. Three are wearing identical diamond shaped graduation badges from an engineering academy or school. [The curious blank space in the immediate foreground was the probably result of a botched attempt on the part of the photographer to try to print a version of this photo with a handwritten inscription as an integral part of the image. Whatever he tried to do did not work and it left a small blank space on the negative.] The back of the photograph is blank except for penciled words that say "Moscow Region 1930".
Excellent condition. The photo shows the sort of age one expects to see in a picture that was probably produced under less than optimum conditions. However, the most important area of the photo (with the officers) is perfectly clear.
An interesting study of pre-war Red Army uniforms and an unusual example of a photograph showing three officers wearing apparently identical 1920s-1930s graduation badges.
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