REFERENCE No:633
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Description - MASSIVE FLOODS in PARIS, France - Security barrage appears to be being built at Quai Malaquais - Paris Inondé

Date - January 1910
Size in mm (approx) - 135 X 85
Order Reference - PC633
Cost (GBP) - £ 1.95 POST FREE in U.K.*
Publisher - not known
Publisher's Card No. none
Used: 5 cmes stamp at top left (front) Cancelled PARIS DEPART 27-2-10 - back has two identical stamps REIMS MARNE 11.30 27-2-10 - It would appear that the card left Paris & was received at Reins on the same day. A very quixk journey for those days
Condition - Light wear to corners otherwise but not in very good condition with folds and limpness to the card, and a small tear in the lower margin which has be archivally repaired - Black & white screen printed photo card.
Further Information - A view of the attempts to halt the flloding of the River Seine during the floods. It doesn't look very successful at this stage. The water 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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