Image Description from historic lecture booklet: "The Seine River
is the highway of travel from the Mediterranean countries through the
valley of the Saone-Rhone system. There are always boats floating down
from the upper parts of the Seine, and if we should travel up the
Marne, which joins the Seine, just outside Paris, we might find a
canal by which we could go clear to the Rhine, where other boats would
take us out through Belgium and Holland to the North Sea. § The river
is crossed by thirty-two bridges of various ages and design, each
ornamented with trophies commemorating French victories. The oldest is
Point euf commenced in 1578 under Henry III; the last and most
beautiful is Pont Alexander III, 350 feet long, 132 feet wide, but
consisting of a single iron arch. Broad avenues lead from each to
beautiful boulevards for which Paris is famous."
Original Collection: Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides
Item Number: P217:set 020 016
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