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Unidentified G.I. holding a painting of the Madonna and child, at Altaussee, Austria

Unidentified G.I. holding a painting of the Madonna and child, at Altaussee, Austria

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Physical Details: 1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 13 x 18 cm.

Description: Identification on verso (handwritten): A G.I. holding a Sch. of Leonardo da Vinci M. & C., taken to Göring's fury from Monte Cassino. He rejected this painting and many others when they were presented to him by members of his air force. It was not proper to loot the holdings [of] an ally (Italy). Curious morality! T.C.H.

Forms part of: Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984

Digital ID: 15152