Once, at the beginning of this century, Father Toader, from the Church of Our Lady in Bucharest, placed in my hand, for research, a box for photographic paper, without identity. Inside, layers of shards belonging to 18 x 24cm negatives overlapped, made with a professional camera. Under the rubble, several photographic plates had survived intact. I recognized among them images that had served in 1942 the Byzantine I.D. Ștefănescu for illustrating his study on the Church of Our Lady, published in one of the last issues - before the communist suppression - of the Bulletin of the Historical Monuments Commission.