Le Petit Journal

The cover of the popular, cheap magazine, Le Petit Journal showed a figure blending both Sainte Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, and Marianne, the symbol of the French nation, joining with Parisians in acts of charity and rescue. Above her head is the motto of Paris: Fluctuat nec murgitur, "She is tossed about by the waves, but does not sink." It argued that all of Paris and France came together to rescue the capital from the horrors of the flood.