Saint Pierre (inhabited place)
Subject Source: Local sources
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Statue of the Virgin Mary, 1902
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ORCS.7.01
Scope and Contents This porcelain statue bears the tag, ‘Found in ruins of St. Pierre, miraculously preserved 1902’. It was recovered from the ruins of St. Pierre, Martinique, in June 1902, by Sir Hesketh Bell, Administrator of Dominica, who visited immediately after the eruption of Mt. Pelée, ‘To our intense surprise, we found that this image was almost entirely undamaged, the hands and feet only having been broken off. This was a really an amazing thing, as it lay almost completely covered by big stones and...
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