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Prince Wilhelm holding a pair of white gloves in his left hand to make the arm seem longer

Prince Wilhelm c1871 as a 12-year-old boy in Berlin. Note the small size of his left hand, a result of his Erb palsy from obstetric trauma. The white glove is a prop, intended to suggest, by extension, a longer left arm. Despite his age, his wears a military uniform, and his military, tassel-topped, Pickelhaube helmet rests on a table behind his right elbow. (Photograph by German painter and photographer Carl Wilhelm Brasch [1825-1886], Berlin. Source: George Grantham Bain Collection, U.S. Library of Congress.)