M999.35.1 | Invitation to the inauguration of the first train to cross the Victoria Bridge, Montreal, Dec. 17, 1859

 
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Invitation to the inauguration of the first train to cross the Victoria Bridge, Montreal, Dec. 17, 1859
Anonyme - Anonymous
1859, 19th century
Gold ink on paper
15.5 x 19.8 cm
Gift of E. Garnet Woolsey
M999.35.1
© McCord Museum
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On Saturday December 17, 1859, almost a thousand politicians, clergy, businessmen and other leading figures of Montreal together with their wives crowded into fourteen railway carriages and proceeded across the bridge as far as "Charron's where the new line connects with the old to Longueuil," some six or seven miles down the line.