Physical Details: Photographic print : 1 item : b&w ; 11 x 17 cm.
Creator: unidentified photographer
Description: Identification on verso (handwritten): 9 July 1945; salt mine, Altaussee, Austria; packing the Michelangelo "Madonna & Child" in the Kaiser Joseph mine; left to right, 1st Lt. Stephen Kovalyak, Lt. Cmdr. George Stout USNR, Lt. Cmdr. T.C. Howe Jr. USNR; This world famous statue, carried off from Belgium by the Germans, was found at the Alt Aussee salt mine, packed & shipped by MFA&A offices to the Munich Collecting Point pending its return to the church in Bruges (to which it belongs).
Photo shows Kovalyak, Stout and Howe examining the sculpture which is tied up with ropes and resting on a dolly.
Forms part of: Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: Stephen Kovalyak, George Stout and Thomas Carr Howe transporting Michelangelo's sculpture Madonna and child, 1945 July 9 / unidentified photographer. Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 15088
- Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section
- Art and war
- Howe, Thomas Carr
- Kovalyak, Stephen
- Sculpture, Renaissance
- Stout, George L. (George Leslie)
- World War, 1939-1945