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This striking photograph, for which the caption reads Vallée de Chamonix – Traversée de la Mer de Glace (Chamonix Valley – Crossing the sea of ice), was taken between 1902 and 1904 near the popular winter sports destination Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. The town, which borders Switzerland and Italy was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924, and the place has been known as a tourist destination since the early 19th century.
By Anonymous (Zentralbibliothek Zürich) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons