do you know who Vincenzo Peruggia was???

If you said no, you’re no doubt in the majority.

Sunday, August 21st, marks the 100th anniversary of the theft of a painting wildly famous even in the pre-media saturated early 20thcentury, from the Salon Carré of the Louvre.

On the morning of August 21, 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia walked into the Louvre alone and walked out with the Mona Lisa under his arm.  Surprisingly, it wasn’t until the next day that anyone actually realized for sure it was gone.  It remained missing for the following two years until it would surface when Mr. Peruggia attempted to sell it.

This all seems totally inconceivable in the media-saturated world of today and to us serves as a true point of reference of just how much things have changed in only 100 years.

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