M965.199.5852 | The World is Beating a Path to our Door.
The World is Beating a Path to our Door.
1967, 20th century
Ink and graphite on card
36.7 x 29.3 cm
Gift of Mr. John Collins - The Gazette
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Canada-World (62) , Cartoon (19139) , couple (71) , Cultural event (41) , Culture (46) , Culture / Sports (256) , Diplomatic relations (484) , Drawing (18637) , drawing (18379) , Expo 67 (23) , figure (1849) , International relations (233) , National (64) , Québec or Canada political events (600) , Quiet Revolution (101)
Keys to History
Montrealers were very enthusiastic about receiving visitors from all over the world during the 1967 Universal Exposition (Expo 67).
Hosting Expo 67 gave Quebeckers an unprecedented window on the world. As the cartoon suggests, people from every corner of the globe would come to visit "Man and His World" at Expo 67.
Most activities were held on St. Helen's Island and Notre Dame Island, which was built specifically for Expo 67.
The Universal Exposition opened on April 27 and closed on October 29, 1967.
The man in the cartoon, who looks a lot like former Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau, is holding the Canadian centennial flag, while the woman is waving the Expo 67 flag.