Lot #176
Pope Benedict XV Signed Photograph

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Estimate: $500+

Description

Pope (1854-1922) who reigned from 1914 until his death. Benedict's pontificate was dominated by World War I, which he termed 'the suicide of Europe.' Maintaining strict neutrality, he advanced several peace proposals and did much to aid war victims. Outstanding matte-finish 4 x 5.5 photo of the pope, affixed to its original 7 x 10.5 photographer's mount, lengthily inscribed in black ink in Italian and signed below, "Benedictus PP XV, 15 Nov. 1918." In very good to fine condition, with light silvering and adhesive residue to the image, and light soiling and a chip to the mount.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #618 - Ended October 13, 2021





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