MP-0000.158.15 | The Ramparts, Quebec City, QC, about 1923

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
The Ramparts, Quebec City, QC, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.15
© McCord Museum
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"Quebec -- The Ramparts: This is a quaint corner of the ramparts, which, although now purely ornamental and of no military value, were once impregnable. When the British captured Quebec, it was not by assault upon the main fortifications, but by scaling the cliff above the city, under cover of night."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 2--The Province of Quebec; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.