MP-0000.25.1089 | Rural scene, Ile d'Orléans, QC, about 1925

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Rural scene, Ile d'Orléans, QC, about 1925
Edith S. Watson
About 1925, 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:  Architecture (8646) , Photograph (77678) , rural (407)
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"WAYSIDE SHRINE- ILE D'ORLEANS: Below Quebec the Island of Orleans almost fills the Channel for the first few miles. Here the life of old French Canada goes on almost unchanged, many of the farms and houses have history of 150 to 200 years. The long barn, the wayside cross, the simple country folk, give the island a character of its own and make it an island in more senses than one."

Excerpt from "CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY & ECONOMICS: The St. Lawrence River" (Lecture A.4 and A.11); booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, about 1930.