II-97019 | A.G. Yates and friends in parlour car, QC, 1892
A.G. Yates and friends in parlour car, QC, 1892
Wm. Notman & Son
1892, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Photograph (77678) , rail (370) , Transportation (2517)
Keys to History
To meet the expectations of first-class passengers, the Canadian Pacific offered parlour cars with well-stuffed seats that could be moved as conversations demanded. These cars were often subdivided into sections or compartments. Mr. Yates and his friends could thus have more privacy and avoid contact with people of more modest means.