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[Postcard of Great Falls of the Potomac]

Description: Postcard of a series of rapids carved over rugged rock formations. On the back, it is described as follows - "In the wilderness of its rock formation amid which the rushing Potomac, after leaping the falls, still churns, eddies and foams into the great gorge below, Great Falls presents from a hundred different points a new surprise of enchanting scenery that makes the hours spent in its vicinity seem comprised of winged moments all too fleet."
Date: unknown
Creator: J. P. Bell Company
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

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

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."
Date: unknown
Creator: J. P. Bell, Co.
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum