II-111660 | Dedication of Sir John A. Macdonald Monument, Montreal, QC, 1895

 
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Dedication of Sir John A. Macdonald Monument, Montreal, QC, 1895
Wm. Notman & Son
1895, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
II-111660
© McCord Museum
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Unveiling of the monument in memory of Sir John A. Macdonald, on June 6, 1903, Dominion Square. The size of the crowd indicates the importance of the event. The statue of Sir John, the first prime minister of Canada in 1867, is an integral part of the architectural structure. At the top, an allegorical female figure carrying a horn of plenty represents Canada. Below, the children symbolize the seven provinces that made up Canada at the time. The whole monument is the work of a British Columbia sculptor, George E. Wade.