MP-1985.31.9 | Montreal Cotton Mills, Valleyfield, QC, about 1900

 
Photograph
Montreal Cotton Mills, Valleyfield, QC, about 1900
N. M. Hinshelwood
About 1900, 19th century or 20th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
16 x 21 cm
Gift of an anonymous donor
MP-1985.31.9
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , industrial (826) , Photograph (77678)
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Founded by Montreal entrepreneurs, the Montreal Cotton Company of Valleyfield was for a long time one of the biggest textile mills in Canada. In 1900, there was a violent strike involving 250 construction workers, hired to enlarge the mill, and 3000 textile workers. To re-establish order, local authorities had to call in the militia.