Félix Potin was a premier fine goods store in Paris around 1900. As a promotion, they gave away fancy albums and real photo cards of famous international royalty, artists, writers, performers, scientists, etc. Each 2×3” card is a striking, finely detailed real photograph of the subjects, which include Victoria, Nicholas and Alexandra, Edison, Bruant, Hugo, de Maupassant, Verne, Zola, Ibsen, Massenet, Saint-Saens, Verdi, Cheret, Bartholdi, Loie Fuller, and hundreds of others. The album contains428 of 500 photos issued. This extraordinary album even has its own website, http://imagivore.fr.m12.html. An extraordinary compendium, and a real bargain.Spine of Album shaken, back strap lacking. Leather like covers worn. Contents generally near-mint.