This photograph is of my Great Great Grandfather, Gustav Adolph Albert Kuhlmey. I would appreciate any help in identifying the uniform and medals Gustav is wearing. I suspect the photo might be dated before 1870, but could be wrong. I haven’t had much luck in determining when the photographic studio was operating, which could help date the photo if known, so if anyone has any information on that too please let me know.
Update 24 July 2012
After posting this article on my Google Plus profile Kathy Nemaric commented on the post with some great leads. Thanks to her help I now know the uniform is Bayern (Bavarian) Infantry and the photo must be dated 1876-1879.
If you would like to read the post here is the link https://plus.google.com/111159879802622234549/
Update 8 August 2012
On my flickr page Trace A left the following comment:
“Gustav Kuhlmey is probably wearing a Bavarian uniform with Bavarian medals.”