II-87603 | Mrs. Louis J. Forget's dining room, Montreal, QC, 1888
Mrs. Louis J. Forget's dining room, Montreal, QC, 1888
Wm. Notman & Son
1888, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Architecture (8646) , Photograph (77678) , residential (1255)
Keys to History
A broker and financier, Louis-Joseph Forget was one of the rare French Canadians whose success in business permitted him to enter the Montreal upper classes. Forget had ties with the economic, political and religious elite of the city and country, who were received in his sumptuous residence on Sherbrooke Street West. Members of his extended family would also take their places around the dining room table, including his grand-niece Thérèse Forget, the future Thérèse Casgrain.