MP-0000.158.43 | Street scene, Windsor, ON, about 1923
Street scene, Windsor, ON, 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
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Cityscape (3948) , Photograph (77678) , streetscape (1737)
"Windsor, Ontario: Windsor (population 53,000) has within the past few years developed rapidly from an agricultural centre to an important manufacturing city with a large and varied output. This growth it owes to a great extent to the fact that only the narrow Detroit River separates it from the United States, and that a large number of American industries establishing Canadian plants have found this ease of access very desirable. Across the river is Detroit, world-famous as the headquarters of the automoblie industry. So far through train from Montreal to Chicago has travelled on Canadian Pacific metal, but from Detroit onwards it uses the Michigan Central."
Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 3--The Province of Ontario; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.