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.