Virtual exhibition: 1910 Great Flood of Paris

rue jacob, great paris flood 1910

Rue Jacob, flooded during the Great Flood of 1910

We’re working on updating you with a  full list of exhibitions available for la rentrée… in the meantime, check out this virtual exhibition of photos from the 1910 Great Flood of Paris (La crue de la Seine de 1910). In late January of that year tributaries — carrying abundant rains which had been accumulating since the summer of 1909 — flooded the Seine, causing it to inundate the city. Waters rose to 8.62 meters (28.28 feet) above their normal levels. Sewers and subway tunnels overflowed and flooded the streets through drains. Although the Seine never overflowed its banks in the city limits, streets were inundated and Parisians had to navigate parts of the city by boat and hastily built wooden walkways.

Paris Inondé 1910: Virtual exhibition of 1910 Great Flood of Paris

Ledru Rollin

A make-shift wooden walkway across Avenue Ledru-Rollin

Escaped bear in the Seine

An escaped bear from the zoo tries to climb out of the Seine


6 Responses to Virtual exhibition: 1910 Great Flood of Paris

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  6. Rachelle Ramirez says:

    Will you please tell me where can I buy a print of the Rue Jacob flood of 1910 photo depicting the floating books?

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