The collection of photographs consists of 7,329 pieces dating as back as the Revolution of 1848; the Independence War from 1878-1914; the First World War; the inter-war period; the Second World War; the communist period; the Revolution of December 1989 and the post-communist era. The collection also includes photographs belonging to families such as Aman, Romanescu, etc. and famous Romanian figures: Maria Tănase, Elena Cornetti, Elena Farago, Elena Theodorini etc.