Eduard von Knorr (1840-1920) was an important (full) admiral in the Kaiserliche Marine. He was involved in the German colonies’ expansion of the 1880’s and 1890’s. He commanded squadrons in Asia and Africa, and helped set up several German colonies. He achieved his final rank of Admiral in 1893, then retired from active service in 1899. He was awarded the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class for action against the French. He is wearing it on the postcard, along with the Twenty-Five-Year Oak Leaves and an Order of the Red Eagle. He is seated holding his sword. The postcard was produced during WW I. It was mailed as a Feldpostkarte in 1916.