Original German Cigarette or Tobacco card album. Each card showing a different important historical personality from throughout the ages, starting with the middle ages and ending with WW1. The cards are all of very high quality in colour and they reproduce paintings of these important people by some of the leading German painters in the 19th + 20th century. There is also a short biography to each of the people portrayed on the cards.
Among the 252 personalities are these most famous people: Carl the Great, Assisi, Gutenberg, Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, Barbarossa, Michelangelo, Martin Luther, Albrecht Durer, William Shakespeare, Rembrandt, Galilei, Wallenstein, Peter the Great, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Goethe, Chopin, Emperor Wilhelm I., Richard Wagner, Pope Pius, John Rockefeller, Bismarck, Graf von Zeppelin etc. etc.