II-79287.1 | Montreal Snowshoe Club on Mount Royal, Montreal, QC, composite, 1884
Montreal Snowshoe Club on Mount Royal, Montreal, QC, composite, 1884
Wm. Notman & Son
1886, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
10 x 15 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Art (2774) , composite (312) , Photograph (77678)
Keys to History
During Montreal's winter carnival, held first in 1883 and in each subsequent year but one until 1889, it was customary for members of the Montreal Snow Shoe Club, bearing torches, to descend from Mount Royal and make an attack on the Ice Palace erected every winter on Dominion Square.