MP-1977.76.64 | Stone commemorating 6000 immigrant deaths, Point St. Charles, QC, 1898

 
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Stone commemorating 6000 immigrant deaths, Point St. Charles, QC, 1898
Alfred Walter Roper
1898, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
12 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Vennor Roper
MP-1977.76.64
© McCord Museum
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The Black Rock was placed in 1859 near the entrance of the Victoria Bridge, in the middle of a cemetery where thousands of Irish immigrants were buried, victims of typhus in 1847-1848. In 1902, after the cemetery was moved, the commemorative monument was placed in St. Patrick Square, beside the Lachine Canal. It was, however, returned to the entrance of the bridge in 1912, where it remains to this day.