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 so perhaps his was a staff type position.
He carries as leather dispatch/map case w
hich is attached to his waist belt. A carbine is slung over the other shoulder. 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
Wilhelm Boos - Photographer
Luitpoldstr., 72, Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
c. 1910