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    What I've been told about this picture is that one of the people in it is my great-grandfather, and that it dates to around World War I. I've been doing some research online, and the uniforms look a bit too recent to be World War I, but I figured I would ask the experts instead.

    I know that this branch of the family lived in Galicia.

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    I think the guy in front might be Austrian? I'm probably way off.

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    the other two have Polish zygzag collar tabs.
    Probably some connection to Polish Legions in Austro-Hungarian army.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    It's entirely plausible that this could be Austrian - there is a long tradition of service in the Austrian/Austro-Hungarian military in my family, and they live in the right region to have been in the Polish Legions.

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    Galicja was part of Poland for a long time and part of it remains with today's borders.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    But I've been looking at Austrian military uniforms all day, and nothing I've found looks like what the guy in the front is wearing.

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    It is an Austro-Hungarian C.K uniform - have a look at that one Sylwetki mundurowe - Mundur CK. 1 Tyrolski regiment Strzelców Cesarskich | Articles |
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Quote by Felix View Post
    What I've been told about this picture is that one of the people in it is my great-grandfather, and that it dates to around World War I. I've been doing some research online, and the uniforms look a bit too recent to be World War I, but I figured I would ask the experts instead.

    I know that this branch of the family lived in Galicia.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Felix here's a photo of a Polish Rotmistrz in the Austro Hungarian cavalry to compare:Click image for larger version. 

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    The picture is a very popular kind of the folk art - so called "Monidło" in Polish (no reference in English). Many of the local, country artists painted such kind of pictures having photos of persons portrayed. In this particular case we have a compilation of probably father and sons (father served in K.uK. Austrian Army and sons were portrayed during service within the Polish Army - second half of 30'?
    Paintings such like this were presented with frames on the walls inside the houses.

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