National Geographic : 1919 Jun
Photograph courtesy Emile Fontanel THE PEACE DELEGATES OF TWENTY-SEVEN NATIONS HAVE CHOSEN THIS CITY ASTHE CAPITAL OFTHE WORLD In the distance looms the majestic summit of snow-clad Mt. Blanc. The fronded islet in midstream isdedicated tothe memory ofGeneva's most famous private citizen, Jean Jacques Rousseau, whose bronze statue by Pradier may be indistinctly seen through the foliage. Awooded park on the shores of the lake, five miles from the center of Geneva, has been selected as the site for the permanent home ofthe League ofNations. A mile below this point the Rhone is joined by the Arve, the clear blue waters of the former and the muddy, glacier-fed waters ofthe latter flowing side by side for a distance of several hundred yards before they mingle.