George F. Kennan

George Kennan
Kennan’s calling card, most likely as Ambassador to Yugoslavia.

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GEORGE F. KENNAN (1904 – 2005)

American Diplomat

Kennan was an influential diplomat during the Cold War. His ideas influenced the Truman Doctrine and the containment of the Soviet Union. He became the U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1952, and later, Ambassador to Yugoslavia between 1961-1963.

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Edward Teller

Edward Teller
Teller’s business card from when he worked at the Hoover Institution, after 1975. It is also signed by him.

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EDWARD TELLER (1908 – 2003)

Hungarian-American Physicist

Teller is known for his work in developing both the atomic and hydrogen bombs. He was part of the Manhattan Project during World War II, working with Oppenheimer to create the Atomic bomb. Afterwards, he was one of the main contributors to the development of the Hydrogen bomb in early 1950s. This earned him the title of ‘Father of the Hydrogen Bomb’.

Albert Speer

Albert Speer
Speer’s personal business card, likely from the 1970s. It is also signed and inscribed by him.

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ALBERT SPEER (1905 – 1981)

German Architect

Speer was chief architect of the Nazi Party and part of Hitler’s inner circle during World War II. He designed the Reich Chancellery and made the plans for re-designing Berlin on a grand scale. He was convicted of war crimes at the Nuremburg trials and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel
Hagel’s business card as Senator from Nebraska. He was elected Senator between 1997 – 2009.

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CHUCK HAGEL (1946 – )

American Politician

Hagel was a US Senator from Nebraska between 1997-2009 before Barack Obama nominated him to be the United States Secretary of Defense. He held this position between 2013-2015.

Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura
Ventura’s business card as Governor of Minnesota. He was elected Governor between 1999-2003.

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JESSE VENTURA (1951 – )

American Wrestler, Actor and Politician

Ventura was a wrestler for the WWF during the 70s and 80s, after which he acted in films such as Predator alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. He then entered politics and became Mayor of Brooklyn Park in 1991 before being elected Governor of Minnesota in 1999.

Prince Alfons of Bavaria

Alfons von Bayern
Calling card of Prince and Princess Alfons of Bavaria. The black border means that the couple were in mourning.

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ALFONS OF BAVARIA (1862 – 1933)

German Royalty

Alfons was a member of the Royal House of Wittelsbach. His Grandfather was King of Bavaria. He reached the rank of General of Cavalry in the army. His wife, Louise D’Orleans was also born into a royal family, the French House of Orleans.

Antonio de Oliveira Salazar

Salazar
Salazar’s Calling Card from when he was Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1936-1944).

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ANTONIO DE OLIVEIRA SALAZAR

(1889 – 1970)

Portuguese Politician

Salazar dominated 20th Century Portuguese history as he was Prime Minister of Portugal for 36 years between 1932-1968. He is often regarded as a dictator who prevented many freedoms via police and censorship.