The Featured Image:
This is a letter signed as Cardinal Secretary of State in regard to the Swiss Guard. It is dated May 17th, 1938 and it is signed E. Cardinal Pacelli as Cardinal Secretary of State.
The Photograph Is from the Same Year:
This photograph of Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, is 7 X 9 and matted to 11 X 14. It is sepia toned and was taken in 1938 when he was Secretary of State to Pope Pius IX.
It is inscribed in English on the bottom mat, With every blessing. The Vatican, Christmas, 1938. E. Card. Pacelli.
It is in very good condition and a fine addition to the Collection.