Library books floating in Paris?

This has been debunked many times, but it just keeps coming back. Captions used:

  • Library books floating down a street during the great flood of Paris 1910
  • Books float on the street after a library on Rue Jacob, Paris
  • The Paris Library Flood, 1910

The photograph was taken during the Great Flood of Paris in 1910. However, those are not books, but wooden paving blocks. Source: Pavements Like Jelly via London Review of Books.

Debunked by Nick Fitzsimons on Twitter. See also: HoaxOfFame blog entry.

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