Very nice. Thanks. The more all our readers see this kind of source in all its clarity, the better all collectors will be for the long haul.
Thanks for sharing your work with us.
and, the "takeaway," to use this ugly, 21st century term is this: learn some German.
In years past, this suggestion of mine would cause a rain of hate and bile to fall on myself from those whose affect was knocked sideways by such a thoughtless and cruel idea---but I am still here, and those who rained the hate and bile on me are gone and almost forgotten .
It is so much easier to learn a foreign language today, and the benefits as a collector outweigh all the effort and then some.
Also here goes, as for Reichsbahn, the actual and original regulations
for Bergbau that is what counts! The UM is just a secondary source,
no more then that! Okay the UM took over text-parts and photos,
this I must admit, especially with Bergbau.
The title for the UM-article from September 1935 is quite misleading as one
could think there were hardly worn such uniforms for miners earlier. The first
issue from the UM was from December 1, 1934. The date for the official
miners regulation was published March 3, 1934. The employees from UM
may have "discovered" the great uniorms/dresses not earlier then 1934 and
thought it to be interesting for their readers. NO NEWS at all after such a long
"Der Schneidermeister" already published this information in May 1934,
(issue 22, pages 868-869. See colored uniform-plate from the magazine "Rundschau,
Deutsches Schneiderfachblatt", also from 1934). It is obvious the UM was behind
Miners were quite traditional and their uniforms, as worn through during the TR,
were worn much earlier, developed from the miners orders from about 1890.
(see introduction page 1934 and page from a mid-1920's miners stuff catalogue).
You always can learn a language, not only now. Also 60 years ago or
earlier (before WWII). We learned at school our Dutch language (of
course), but also French, German and English. And that was in the 1950's
(and that was before I became 16)!
And if you can read German, many have problems with the Gothic
script and even more with Sütterlin (which many of the Germans
not even can read). Here does not help the German language, as learned.
Last edited by Wilhelm Saris; 03-27-2015 at 12:48 PM.
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916