“Alone At Last”: A Satirical Response to Mona Lisa’s 1911 Theft

Shortly after the theft of the Mona Lisa on August 21, 1911 (the anniversary of which this past Friday) a series of satirical postcards telling the story of the theft and its aftermath were released. You can see them (and a brief explanation of them) here.

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We humbly suggest that the question mark head should be used for all future art thefts.

 

 

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About T.H. Gray

T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray

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