Ossian Brown, ‘Haunted Air’

Opening the Mona Lisa After World War II

This photo from 1945 shows the Mona Lisa being unveiled at the Louvre after being stashed away in a safehouse in the French countryside. Before World War II began, curators at the museum packed the priceless painting and shipped it away where it would be moved five times during the war. Eventually, it was brought back safe and sound to the Louvre. 

Captain Robert Scott’s dog, Chris, enjoys the gramophone Scott brought on his Antarctic expedition

 ca. 1910