It appears the helmet on the shelf is a model 1886 sun helmet. I don't know what the soldier is wearing. NH
Only a speculation: Because of his hat, maybe Zouaves, Tirailleurs, Spahis, African artillery or Lebanese (Levante) units. Maybe do you recognize a figure on his collar tabs at the original photo?
With best wishes
Last edited by Alter Musketier; 03-07-2015 at 11:31 PM.
Searching for information, material and items of RAD "Hessen-Süd" (where my father was probably in K-Einsatz, combat engagement, in the Alps in 1945), IR 87 (where my grandfather was during campaign in France in 1940), Gardegrenadierregiment Nr. 3 "Königin Elisabeth" (where my grand-uncle was at Craonne/Chemin des Dames in France in 1917)