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Location - MASSIVE FLOODS in PARIS, France - Getting around by boat on the Avenue Montaigne - Paris Inondé
Date - January 1910
Size in mm (approx) - 135 X 85
Publisher - ND Phot
Publisher's Card No. 33
Used: The message dated 4th March (a month after the highest level recorded) from a guest at the Hotel Continental, Paris, advises that "the Seine looks pretty quiet now". Sent to George Gray, Park House, Tonbridge. Red 10 centime stamp affixed cancelled two Paris handstamps and a receiving stamp from Tonbridge MR 5 10
Condition - very light corner wear
Further Information - This is the earliest postcard I have seen with "Post Card" in 8 different languages on the back. The flood here could be 20 feet deep except for the man standing outside the boat on the left. The flood reached its maximum height of 8.62 metres on 28th January 1910 (about 28 feet) - that's about as high as the roof on the average 2 storey house.

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