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    Czar Alexander III: Plaque Commemorating the French Alliance of 1892. 11" bas-relief iron plaque honoring the French Alliance Treaty of 1892 and one of its signers, the "Peacemaker", Czar Alexander III of Russia (1845-1894). It is signed by Daniel Dupuis and has an inscription in French that roughly translates to: "On this historic river bank, before descending, if your generous heart responds to the heart of the French people, deeply meditate, dream in front of this bridge which France consecrates to the memory of your father Alexander [II]." There are six small notches around the perimeter where it was mounted to a wall or masonry. Given the graveyard in the foreground, it may date from the time of Alexander III's untimely death in 1894. He ascended the throne after the assassination of his father, Alexander II, and reversed many of his father's liberal policies.

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