This picture frame is just simply gorgeous. Shows the Bavarian crown and motto "IN TREUE FEST" at the top and a general at the bottom with a Blue Max around his neck and treacherous looking lions at his sides. There are draped flags at the top and the bottom. The sides are intricate pillars showing the other German state crests. Images 6-10 show the front and back shots of a crack and two repair jobs. To be honest, though, there is so much going on in this frame that even when one is looking for the damage and knows where it is, it is still not very obvious. For both effect and size perspective I used a postcard for my photography. I can add this postcard for $20. The frame does need a pane of glass. If you collect Imperial German, this is a power piece for a display.