Genuine Pictures of the Ruined City of St. Pierre, smoking Mt. Pelee, Fort de France and Other Historical Scenes incendental to the Great Calamity

Circular Panoramic View of St. Pierre From the Light House Showing Mt. Pelee Smoking in the Distance

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Circular Panoramic View of St. Pierre From the Light House Showing Mt. Pelee Smoking in the Distance

This picture shows the wreckage along the ocean front, and shows how St. Pierre lay in a basin, with the ocean in front and the three other sides enclosed by high ridges, with Mt. Pelee, the Monarch of Martinique, looming up where these ridges converged. Since it was the side of Mt. Pelee facing St.Pierre that blew out, these bills formed a kind of gulley or gutter to carry the erupted [uintter] straight down upon the city. The side of Pelee which caused this […] disaster is shown in this picture, also the upper part of the city, which was covered to a Delph of thirty feet with ashen, blotting out all existence of a once lively city, not even the tops of any of the houses showing at any place, and as far as the eye end are looking toward Mt. Pelee, was the uncanny [wheat], unnatural are […] until you see the top of Mt. Pelee, which is almost always covered by clouds or heavy smoke. A very fine picture.

EDI 150 1902-08

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1 Edison  
2 n.c  
3 08/05/1902-28/05/1902  100f 
4 France, Martinique, Saint-Pierre  

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