Friday, January 12, 2024

Normandy 1944

Lincoln Kirstein volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1943, initially gathering and documenting 
soldiers' art.  When it became apparent how badly the Nazis had looted European art, he was 
made part of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program.  In that capacity he 
helped supervise the cataloging and return of the treasures found in the Aultaussee 
salt mines near Munich.  Mr. Kirstein is shown above in Normandy in 1944.


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