The Krystal-gade, Copenhagen, Denmark

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tiff scanned file from original glass slide
Description
The Krystal-Gade is one of the many interesting streets of Copenhagen (k´ pn-h´gn). Its center of interest to the traveler is the Round Tower of Trinity Church which you see in the distance. You can make out the forms of people standing on the tower. From where they are all Copenhagen lies stretched below-houses, spires, trees, the arms of the Baltic Sea, and the coast of Sweden to the eastward. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark. It is chiefly on the island of Seeland, which lies east of the mainland of Denmark. It is on the narrow strait of water between the Baltic and the North Seas. It formerly levied tolls on passing ships. There is another waterway now between these two seas-the Kiel Canal. Copenhagen is noted for its good harbor, which is one of the best on the Baltic. Its shipping is very heavy. This is partly because it is between two of the greatest commercial countries in the world-England and Germany. But it is also largely due to the industry of the Dames. The city is visited yearly by about 20,000 vessels. Through it pass over half the exports of Denmark. These are mostly butter, eggs, meat, horses, and cattle. It is a city of nearly 500,000 people. What cities of the United States are about the same size? Denmark is a small country. The state of Iowa would make almost four Denmarks. It is all near the water, and its soil is not very rich. Grains such as barley and oats are grown. But dairying and stock raising are the chief industries. Denmark was once a great sea power. It still owns countries its sailors discovered. Iceland and Greenland are the largest of these. What other cities are in Denmark? Keystone ID: 13077 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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Copyright by the Keystone View Company. The original slides are housed in McConnell Library's Special Collections.