Taking Taxi from hole in Paris street (LOC)

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Taking Taxi from hole in Paris street

[1914 June]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photograph shows a taxi being pulled from a collapsed section of Rue St. Augustin in Paris, after a heavy rainstorm on June 15, 1914. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011 and New York Times, June 16 and 20, 1914)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.16537

Call Number: LC-B2- 3142-15


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    Kilted Cowboy

    • 06/May/2011 22:36:32

    so.. you can take a taxi to the subway?

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 06/May/2011 23:26:37

    Taxi Zum Klo?

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    • 07/May/2011 00:45:37

    This appears to be the cab in which chauffeur Pierre Clop and his female passenger, Mme. Lavolti, were killed when his taxicab fell into a hole on the Rue St. Augustin. The incident occured during a three-hour storm "of phenomenal violence" on the night of Monday, June 15, 1914. Eyewitnesses saw the hand of a woman waving from one of the windows of the cab before it was covered by an avalanche of loose earth. Fourteen people died during the storm as sections of streets collapsed in several parts of the city. Seven thousand cab drivers attended Clop's funeral on Friday, June 19. According to the papers, "Further subsidences occur daily, the latest, 200 feet long and 10 feet wide, being in Rue Moncey." References: New York Times, June 16, 1914 New York Times, June 20, 1914 et al.

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    • 08/May/2011 11:58:10

    Mobil zaman dulu masih ada gak ya???

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    Ryan (LOC P&P)

    • 09/May/2011 19:00:52

    Thanks technogeo for uncovering the information about this catastrophe. We'll add the information about the event and the date to the record the next time we update.