A collection of 38 CARTE DE VISITE photographs consisting of European works of rare art. Several noted 19th century photographers are represented in the likes of George Sommer of Naples, Edmond Behiles of Rome and "Libreria Tedesca do Gius. Spithover" Josef Spithover who handled the work of many early photographers who documented the Roman monuments and those who made photographic reproductions of the artworks in the Vatican Museum. Many of these cdvs represent many of those Vatican treasures. In addition there are cdv’s of European philosophers Pierre Abélard, noted religious icon French nun Héloïse and French Revolutionist Georges Jacques Danton.