A seldom seen image of what appears to be a Bavarian military cyclist/dispatch rider. He wears a smock type tunic with no regimental insignia which perhaps his was a staff type
position. He carries as leather dispatch/map case over one shoulder (it may be attached to his waist belt) and a carbine over the other. He also wears a shortened bayonet on his belt
and a single reverse opening cartridge box. As opposed to the more commonly seen boots worn by most German troops this cyclist wears laced up canvas leggings to protect his lower
legs.


Cabinet Photograph
W
ilhelm Boos - Photographer
Luitpoldstr., 72, Erlangen, gavaria, Germany
c. 1910