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Old January 10th, 2018, 06:04 PM   #11
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Here's what I know:

The back of the image has writing in Cyrillic. It is believed to be Ukrainian or Russian, and denotes how the man who sits is her husband (the woman who's writing the note on the back).

The woman who wrote this is my great grandmother; she married him and they both emigrated to Mexico soon after. We know her to be Ukrainian due to correspondence with her mother.

This is where the two sides diverge: one claims that her husband was German(my great-grandfather), likely from the eastern reaches, while the other believes he is either Polish or Ukrainian as well.

The reason it is hard to tell is because they met through letters, marrying and emigrating to Mexico soon afterwards, with no indication of where he is from.

As such - if this is a military uniform - I believe it to originate from somewhere within Central or Eastern Europe.

As a side note, the man who's sitting seems to have some sort of decoration upon his right breast pocket.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 07:48 PM   #12

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That should be helpful. Now we can focus on Eastern European uniforms probably pre-Great War. Lets see what some of our cracker-jack researchers can come up with.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 11:48 PM   #13

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Yes. That gives us an area we can look at.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 04:27 AM   #14

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I’m going to start by looking at the Bulgarian and Serbian armies. I favour Bulgaria as the use Cyrillic.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 07:49 PM   #15
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I think its interesting that the one on the left's uniforms bears striking resemblance to the Bavarian officer in the center, down to what looks to be the locket. It is peculiar that they bear no markings pertaining to a unit, however...
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Old January 12th, 2018, 12:10 AM   #16

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Could be from Poland after ww1 (shape of the collar somehow reminds me of Poland), you had a lot of Belarusians and Ukrainians there. Most probably it isn't Yugoslav or Serbian, doesn't look Bulgarian or Romanian either.
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No. Bulgarian uniforms have colored patches on the collars.
The lack of head gear doesn’t help.
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