Albert Sheldon Pennoyer (1888-1957) was an officer in the famed Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) Sub-Commission of the Allied Commission. The MFAA was tasked with protecting cultural heritage during World War II. An artist by trade, Captain Pennoyer photographed and documented the catastrophic impact and destruction of war on the cities, cultural monuments, and fine arts of Italy from 1943 to 1945.
This digital project presents Capt. Pennoyer’s photographic negatives, which have recently been digitized and catalogued. We are pleased to allow this opportunity for users to browse or search the collection as Captain Pennoyer had organized them: by place.