Calling card of Prince and Princess Alfons of Bavaria. The black border means that the couple were in mourning.
ALFONS OF BAVARIA (1862 – 1933)
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.
Salazar’s Calling Card from when he was Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1936-1944).
ANTONIO DE OLIVEIRA SALAZAR
(1889 – 1970)
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.
Nasser’s calling card from the 1950s.
GAMAL ABDEL NASSER (1918 – 1970)
Nasser was a towering political figure of the 20th Century. He was President of Egypt from 1956 – 1970 and oversaw the Suez Crisis.
Prudhomme’s calling card with lengthy inscription. It is initialled by him on the reverse.
SULLY PRUDHOMME (1839 – 1907)
Prudhomme was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded in 1901.
Daudet’s calling card signed and inscribed by him.
ALPHONSE DAUDET (1840 – 1897)
Daudet was a famous 19th Century author who wrote short stories (‘Letters from my Windmill’) novels (‘Fromont and Risler’) and non-fiction (‘In the Land of Pain’).
Everett’s calling card as Ambassador to Great Britain, around 1841.
EDWARD EVERETT (1794 – 1865)
American Politician, Diplomat and Educator
One of America’s greatest orators, Everett spoke at the Gettysburg address right before Abraham Lincoln. He was also Governor of Massachusetts and Secretary of State.
Irving’s calling card when he was posted to England in 1831.
WASHINGTON IRVING (1783 – 1859)
American Author and Diplomat
One of America’s great early writers. Irving wrote such pieces as ‘Rip Van Winkle’ and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’.