REUSS – TELEGRAM – KAISERIN HERMINE – SIGNED
This is a telegram that was signed by Kaiserin-in-exile Hermine (1887-1947). Hermine was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s (1859-1941) second wife. She was a Princess of Reuss. Her first husband died about the same time as did Kaiser Wilhelm II’s first wife, Augusta Viktoria, in 1921. They met in 1922 and were married that same year. She lived with him for the remainder of his life. The telegram, which measures 8″ x 11,” came from Haus (Huis) Doorn in January 1933. In it she thanks a well-wisher on behalf of her husband for kind birthday greetings. It is signed by Hermine in the same purplish grease pencil often used at the front during WW I by officers signing documents. The telegram is in very fine condition.