MP-0000.158.28 | Dominion Square, Montreal, QC, about 1934

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
Dominion Square, Montreal, QC, about 1934
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1934, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.28
© McCord Museum
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"Montreal -- Windsor Street Station: Windsor Street Station, facing Dominion Square, is the headquarters of the Canadian Pacific Railway system. This, the greatest transportation system in the world, operates or controls a mileage of track of 20,146 miles. It has 2,255 locomotives, over 2,800 passenger cars, and 90,881 freight cars, numbers which are continually being increased. It has its own telegraph system, with 138,564 miles of wire; 15 high-class hotels; 74 steamships plying the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Great Lakes, and the coast and inland lakes of British Columbia; about 5,400,000 acres of good agricultural land in the Provinces of Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia; and coal mines, timber limits and sundry other activities. It has in its permanent employ, exclusive of allied interests, about 65,000 employees."

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