PRUSSIA – POSTCARD – ADMIRAL EDUARD VON KNORR – NAVY.
Eduard von Knorr was a 19th Century Kaiserliche Marine Admiral who helped establish Germany’s colonial empire. He went from fighting against pirates off Morocco’s coast when he first went to sea in 1856, to receiving the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class for a battle with a French ship near Havana, Cuba, during the Franco-Prussian War. He became a Konteradmiral in 1883, was promoted to Vizeadmiral in 1889, became an Admiral in 1895, then was knighted in 1896. Along the way, he played various roles in Germany’s African and Pacific colonies.
The postcard depicts him seated with a Red Eagle Order 2nd Class at his throat, and an 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class in his buttonhole. The postcard is in excellent condition and has never been mailed.