Much as once a week I like to take time off to cover warships (Wednesdays), on Sundays (when I feel like working), I like to cover military art and the painters, illustrators, sculptors, photographers and the like that produced them.
Combat Gallery Sunday: Historic gendarmes a go-go
The following provosts, military police, Feldjäger, and gendarmerie unit portrayals, principally from the 19th Century, come from the New York Public Library’s Hendrik Jacobus Vinkhuijzen collection of military uniforms.
French Gendarmerie, 1833. A pied et à cheval.
Gendarmerie à cheval (grande tenue). 1860
Kolonel de Gendarmerie. 1862 Spain
Luxemburg Gendarmerie, 1899
Luxemburg Hauptmann der Gendarm. – 1898
Militair–Polizey-Wach-Corps in Wien Austrian Army 1869
Gendarmerie Républicaine Renre Paris Eh Bien! Et Nous. 1874
Bauern ; Gendarme Zu Pferd ; Edelmann ; Offizier. 1913 print. 17th Century uniforms (?)
Lombardi Venet Gensdarmes
Seressaner, Austrian army
Gendarme Maure, French North Africa
Luxemburg Gendarmerie, 1869
A military policeman from Kachin Hills, Burma. NYPL
North-West mounted police, trooper, working kit. Royal Canadian Dragoons, trooper, review order. 1910 NYPL collection
Cyprus military police.