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Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984

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Series 6: Photographs , 1938-1970
1.2 Linear feet
Box 3-5

Found here are photographs documenting Howe's work in the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section and personal photographs. Many of the photographs have hand-written or typed annotations on the verso.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • Subseries 6.1: Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Section Photographs, 1940-1949
  • Subseries 6.2: Personal Photographs, 1938-1970
6.1: Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section Photographs, 1940-1949
There are many photographs documenting bomb damage to cultural monuments during World War II, mostly in Germany though there are a few in Austria and France; art recovery at the Altaussee salt mines in Austria, as well as the Berchtesgaden and the Neuschwanstein castle in Germany; transportation of famous artwork such as Michelangelo's The Madonna and Child, also known as the Bruges Madonna, and Hubert and Jan van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, also known as the Ghent Altarpiece; restitution activities at Wiesbaden and Munich Central Collecting Points, mostly storing and packing crates of recovered art; and photographs of artwork.
Howe and fellow Monuments Man James Rorimer exchanged photographs of bomb damage to cultural monuments for research purposes, since they both wrote books about their MFAA experiences after the war. Consequently, some of the photographs are labelled "James J. Rorimer" on the verso.
There are many photographs of the Monuments Men, including Thomas Carr Howe, George Stout, Stephen Kovalyak, Bancel LaFarge, Lamont Moore, Patrick J. Kelleher, Edith Standen, and Rose Valland.
Description Container
Nazi Art Looting in Process, circa 1944
2 Photographs
3
34
Bomb Damage and Cultural Monuments in Belgium, 1945
Includes photographs of bomb damage to the interior of La Glieze Church.
3
35
Cultural Monuments in Paris, France, 1945
Includes photographs of Place Stanislas, St. Joan of Arc Basilica, and the Arc de Triomphe.
3
36
Bomb Damage and Cultural Monuments in German Cities
Aachen, Ahrweiler, Ansbach, 1945
3
37
Bad Wildungen, Bonn, Bruhl, 1945
3
38
Cologne and Crottorf, 1945
3
39
Fritzler, Furstenberg, Hildesheim, Julich, Kassel, 1945
3
40
Langenau, Limburg, Marburg, 1945
3
41
Maria Laach, Merode, Monschau, 1945
3
42
Before and After Photographs of Buildings Damaged in Nuremberg, circa 1945
3
43
Satzvey, Weimar, Wilhelmstal, 1945
3
44
Unidentified Locations, circa 1945
3
45
Bomb Damage Photographs Taken by James Rorimer, circa 1945
Innsbruck Church, Austria, circa 1945
3
46
Berchtesgaden, Germany, circa 1945
3
47
Darmstadt, Germany, circa 1945
3
48
Frankfurt Cathedral, Germany, circa 1945
3
49
Munich, Germany, circa 1945
3
50
Rothenburg Town Hall, Germany, circa 1945
3
51
Ulm Cathedral, Germany, circa 1945
3
52
"German Vandalism" at Chateaus in France, Photographs Taken by James Rorimer, circa 1945
Photographs of the interior and exterior of 2 chateaus left in disorder after being occupied by Nazi soldiers, labeled "German Vandalism" on the verso.
3
53
Altaussee, Austria, 1945
Altaussee Environs, 1945
Photographs of the mountains, valleys, and lakes in the area.
3
54
Altaussee Village, 1945
3
55
Salt Mine Buildings, 1945
3
56
George Stout at the Entrance to the Salt Mine, 1945
3
57
Thomas Carr Howe, George Stout, and Karl Sieber Inside the Mines, 1945
3
58
Mine Workers and Soldiers with Recovered Paintings, 1945
3
59
Mine Workers and Art Restorer Karl Sieber, 1945
3
60
Ghent Altarpiece Inspected by Daniel Kern and Karl Sieber, 1945
3
61
Packing and Tranporting the Bruges Madonna, 1945
Includes photographs of Monuments Men Thomas Carr Howe, George Stout, and Stephen Kovalyak.
3
62
Soldiers Loading Art onto Trucks, 1945
3
63
Photographs of Artwork, 1945
3
64
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Thomas Carr Howe, Lamont Moore, and Stephen Kovalyak at the Göring Collection Repository, 1945
3
65
Soldiers Loading Statues onto Truck, 1945
Includes a photograph of Stephen Kovalyak.
3
66
Photographs of Paintings from Göring Collection, 1945
3
67
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Views of the Castle from Up Close and Far Away, circa 1945
4
1
Storage Room and Throne Room, 1945
4
2
Soldiers Loading Crates of Art During Autumn and Winter Art Recovery, 1945
4
3
Loading Art from Neuschwanstein onto Trains at Fussen, 1945
4
4
Trucks Transporting Art from Hohenfurth to Munich, 1945
4
5
Monuments Men Group Photograph, circa 1945
Photograph include Walker Hancock, Lamont Moore, George Stout, and 2 others.
4
6
John Walker and Bancel LaFarge at Unterstein, Germany, 1945
4
7
Photographer in Studio with Art from the Göring Collection at Unterstein, Germany, 1945
4
8
Eagle's Nest or Kehlsteinhaus, Germany, 1945
Includes photographs of John Walker, Thomas Carr Howe, Bancel LaFarge, and Harry Anderson.
4
9
Art Recovery at Graslaben Salt Mine, Germany, 1945
4
10
Art Conservator at Unidentified Location, circa 1945
4
11
Munich Collecting Point
Plane Loaded with Shipment of Art to Holland, 1945
4
12
Ghent Altarpiece Loaded onto a Truck and Plane, 1945
Includes photographs of Thomas Carr Howe, Stephen Kovalyak, Lamont Moore, Robert Posey, and Craig Smyth.
4
13
Packing and Loading Art Shipment to France, 1945
4
14
Storage Rooms and Packing Art, 1945
4
15
Thomas Carr Howe, Lamont Moore, and Guard at the Amalienburg, Munich, 1945
4
16
Wiesbaden Collecting Point
Storage Rooms for Art, 1946
4
17
Packing and Loading Art Restitution Shipment to France, 1946
Includes photographs of Edith Standen and Rose Valland, as well as Aristide Maillol sculptures.
4
18
Art Restitution Shipment to Belgium, 1946
Includes photographs of Edith Standen and Raymond Lemaire.
4
19
MFAA Officials Inspecting Art, 1946
Includes photographs of Edith Standen, Rose Valland and one photograph of Patrick "Joe" Kelleher.
4
20
Hungarian Crown Jewels, 1946
Includes photograph of Edith Standen and Patrick "Joe" Kelleher.
4
21
Edith Standen Conducting Tour of Guards, 1946
4
22
Exhibitions of Recovered Art, 1946-1949
4
23
Photographs of the Bust of Nefertiti, 1946
4
24
Photographs of Artwork and Cultural Artifacts, circa 1946
4
25
Photographs of Art and Cultural Artifacts, circa 1945
4
26
Frankfurt and Environs, Germany, 1945
4
27
Wies Church, Germany, 1945
4
28
Linderhof Palace, Germany, circa 1945
4
29
Schloss Wilhelmshohe and Schloss Wilhelmsthal, Germany, 1946
4 small snapshots, includes Thomas Carr Howe, Patrick "Joe" Kelleher, and Edith Standen.
4
30
Miscellaneous Locations, circa 1945
4
31
Photographs of Han van Meegeren Paintings, 1947
4
32
Photograph of Hermann Göring and Relative, circa 1945
4
33
6.2: Personal Photographs, 1938-1970
This series contains portraits of Howe as well as events and parties he attended. Howe appears in the majority of the photographs along with his wife Francesca. Many photographs have annotations on the verso but frequently do not identify the event.
Description Container
Thomas Carr Howe Portraits, circa 1950
Oversized material housed in Box 5, Folder 3.
4
34
10th Anniversary of the United Nations, 1955
4
35
Events and Parties, 1938-1958
Oversized material housed in box 5, folder 4.
4
36
Events and Parties, 1959
4
37
Events and Parties, 1960-1970
4
38
Inaugural Exhibition, "Art Treasures in California," 1969 November 30-1970 January 1, 1969-1970
4
39
Miscellaneous Undated Events, circa 1946-1970
4
40
Oversized Portraits from Box 4, Folder 34, circa 1950
5
3
Oversized Photograph from Box 4, Folder 36, circa 1950
5
4

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