Written in an elegant hand on the verso, these notes:
"Rome, August 25th, 1944. Taken in the Coliseum - From left to right: Loyd, Russell, Pat, Harold, T.O."
On June 5, 1944, Romans flooded the streets to welcome the arrival of Allied troops and celebrate their liberation from German occupation. The Pope praised “goodwill on both sides”, since the city survived occupation and liberation largely intact.
3 1/2" x 4 1/2," satin finish on heavyweight paper.
Very good condition.