National Geographic : 1922 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Crete RHEIMS CATHEDRAL, BEST BELOVED SHRINE IN FRANCE, BEFORE ITS BAPTISM OF FIRE Happily, German guns did not destroy all the beauty of this wonderful cathedral. The Rose Window is gone, however, and many of the 550 statues which adorned the portals. Many kings of France were crowned here. A statue of Jeanne d'Arc stands before the entrance, recalling the historic incident of the part played by the Maid of Orleans in the coronation of Charles VII in this cathedral. A copy of the statue now stands in Meridian Hill Park, Washington.