MP-0000.158.24 | View from Mount Royal, Montreal, QC, about 1923
View from Mount Royal, Montreal, QC, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1920, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
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"Montreal -- From the Mountain: Montreal, chief city and commercial capital of Canada, is situated on an island formed by the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, on the site of the ancient Indian village of Hochelaga, visited by Jaques Cartier in 1535. The city has a far-reaching trade and great manufacturing establishments, and is the headquarters of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Company`s Angus Shops, claimed to be the largest and most modernly equipped on the continent, at which over 6,000 men are employed, are situated here. Prominent from every part of Montreal is Mount Royal, a large public reservation. (The population of Greater Montreal is over 1,000,000, of which about three-fourths are French-speaking.)"
Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 2--The Province of Quebec; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.