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  • Main Title [Postcard of Great Falls of the Potomac from the River's Edge]


  • Printer: J. P. Bell, Co.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Lynchburg, Virginia


  • English


  • Content Description: Postcard of the river split by a large rock formation, reuniting after the short fall. The back describes the picture as follows - "Great Falls, on the G. F. & Old Dominion Ry., 14 miles above Georgetown, the largest south of Niagara, are great by nature and of historical interest. Here Washington built a flour mill and foundry, now in ruins; and around it a canal, still intact, though overgrown with large trees. Rushing through channels of solid rock to boil amid boulders, terrific in their jagged roughness, the Potomac plunges in rapids, cascades and spray to the awe-inspiring gorge below, whose Titanic walls of granite picture Nature's mightiest mood."
  • Physical Description: 1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm


  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Travel
  • Keyword: Potomac river

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Virginia - Bath County - Hot Springs


  • Name: Texas History Collection
    Code: THC


  • Name: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
    Code: MFWHM

Resource Type

  • Postcard


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: MFWHM_1988-11-0846
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth562466