“Help Avoid Shrines” [transcription] - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
Newspaper article describing “treasure maps” prepared by the Frick Art Reference Library and used by Allied bomber crews.
The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
Title: “Help Avoid Shrines” [transcription]
Description: Newspaper article describing “treasure maps” prepared by the Frick Art Reference Library and used by Allied bomber crews.
Creator: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Transcript: Help Avoid Shrines
U.S.-MADE MAPS GUIDE ALLIED FLIERS
NEW YORK, March 16 --(AP)-- When Allied bomber crews start on destructive missions over Axis-held territory they carry with them treasure maps made in the United States.
Devised by some of this nation's foremost historians, geographers and art authorities, these treasure maps show locations of art treasures, shrines and landmarks with a view to preventing their destruction.
President Raymond E. Fosdick of the Rockefeller Foundation reported that maps are being prepared at the Frick Art Reference Library in New York, under the direction of the Commission for Protection and Salvage of Artistic Monuments. The latter group was appointed by the state Department last August.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Friday morning, March 17, 1944, page 1.
Rights: The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives
Rights: Reference: FARLSB000009d; Frick Art Reference Library Scrapbook, 1940-1959