L.R. (France)
Transporter bridge and boats, Marseille, France
Gravure print, Real photo postcard, 1905
With the location, title (in French) and artist's initials printed on recto.

Le Pont Transbordeur, a steel bridge built in 1905 and torn down in 1944, was designed by the Spanish architect Ferdinand Arnodin to cross the Old Port of Marseille. It was celebrated as an icon of modern construction, and was documented by numerous avant-garde photographers, among them Germaine Krull, Herbert Bayer, and Moholy-Nagy.

A transporter bridge (also called an aerial transfer bridge) is a type of moveable bridge that carries a segment of roadway, a gondola, across a river to the span of the bridge. It is a rare type of bridge with fewer than two dozen built. Only twelve continue to be used today.

Size:3 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (8 x 13.5 cm.)
No. 26.11