I-2189.1 | Judge McCord, Montreal, QC, 1862

 
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Judge McCord, Montreal, QC, 1862
William Notman (1826-1891)
1862, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
8.5 x 5.6 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
I-2189.1
© McCord Museum
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John Samuel McCord was the son of Irish immigrants. However, unlike the working class inhabitants of Griffintown, he was born to a well-off family and would enjoy a productive career as a judge. Moreover, it was his father, Thomas, who, in 1792, leased what was known as the Nazareth Fief from the Sisters of the Hôtel-Dieu. This would become Griffintown. The McCords owed part of their considerable fortune to this area which, spurred on by immigration and industrialization, underwent rapid development in the 19th century.