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New online exhibition! The Ministry of Works collection: Photographs and images from the Conway Library

The Courtauld has created a new online exhibition of photos from the Conway library, including a set of extraordinary photos taken in the aftermath of WWII. Medievalists will find much of interest here, including this striking photo of Private William Scollie of Chicago examining art works in the Siegen caves near Cologne in April 1945.

Private William Scollie of Chicago, Illinois, an infantryman in the First U.S. Army, examines process statues from the cathedrals of Aachen and Cologne in an underground cave at Siegen, Germany. The religious statues were stored here with other art treasures and were found by the Americans when they captured Siegen, an important Ruhr communications center, April 4, 1945. Siegen is 45 miles east of the Rhine.
U.S. Signal Corps Photo ETO-HQ-45-30106
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