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Kaiser Wilhelm II covering his left hand with his right on the hilt of a sword

Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1905. Wilhelm in dress military regalia, wearing an elaborate "eagle spike" Pickelhaube helmet. He is resting his diminutive and deformed left hand on a sword hilt and then covering it with his normal right hand. (Photograph enlarged and restored by Dr. Douglas J Lanska. Photography by Reichard & Lindner; published by Gustav Liersch & Co.)