Pope Leo XIII: A Rare Signed Blessing with a Photograph
Pope Leo XIII: A Signed Photograph

This large photograph portrays Pope Leo XIII in a formal setting seated in a throne-like chair.  Note the pillows at his feet used as an ottoman: Pope Leo was extremely short.  His shoes also resemble some of those in the Papal Artifacts’ Collection.

The photo is very large, measuring 330 X 230 mm.

At the bottom of the photo is a blessing, which is then signed by him.

It is important to note that signed blessings with photographs of him are nearly unheard of, which makes this a rare and valuable addition to this Collection.