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Keystone View Company The Cathedral and Notre Dame, Verdun, and Ruins Extending Down to the Banks of the Meuse.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.076 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: s.l. Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Crumbling ruins of buildings in Verdun, France seem to fall into the Meuse River. In the background, the steeples of the Cathedral of Verdun rise above the city.

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Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: World War IEuropeFranceWartime Pillaging and DestructionCatholicism

Sub Era: World War I

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