Where the peace treaty was signed, Palace of Versailles, France


Title

Where the peace treaty was signed, Palace of Versailles, France

Alternative Title

Palace of Versailles

Description

This marvelous palace is one of the sights of Europe. Tourists who visit France inevitably go to Versailles, where the gay court of Louis XIV disported itself in prodigal magnificence in bygone days. Versailles is a city of considerable importance, about 12 miles south-west of Paris. The palace was built by Louis XIV, the Great King. It contains lobbies, halls and galleries almost without number and all of the greatest magnificence. It has within its walls a theatre and a chapel. The lobbies are full of statues, busts and tombs of kings and warriors. Tapestries cover the walls. There are eleven halls of historical pictures seven halls of famous war paintings—campaigns in Italy, Africa, Mexico and the Crimea. There is the Hall of the Crusades, filled with arms carried by the crusaders. There are halls filled with sculpture, there are galleries of war and peace, and there is the Galerie des Glaces, the hall of 300 mirrors, used by Louis XIV as a throne room on state occasions. It was in this hall that the King of Prussia was proclaimed Emperor of Germany on January 18, 1871. Acres and acres of gardens surround the Palace. In profusion in these gardens are marble statues and basins, and bronze groups of charming statuary. In these gardens is the celebrated Grand Canal, 200 feet long, lined with marble. There, too, are the picturesque Swiss Lake and the Orangery and the massive Basin of Neptune. The Orangery is considered the finest piece of architecture at Versailles. It was built in 1685, is 500 feet long, 42 feet wide, and contains 1200 orange trees and 300 trees of other varieties.

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Extent

1 stereograph : b&w
1 gelatine silver print stereograph (8 x 15 cm) mounted on card (9 x 18 cm)

Rights

Copyright. The Keystone View Company
No known restrictions on publication

Relation

World War through the stereoscope

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Citation

Keystone View Company, “Where the peace treaty was signed, Palace of Versailles, France,” Monash Collections Online, accessed June 3, 2020, http://repository.monash.edu/items/show/25614

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