N-0000.193.115.2 | Montreal, looking east from tower of Notre Dame Church, Montreal, QC, 1859

 
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Montreal, looking east from tower of Notre Dame Church, Montreal, QC, 1859
William Notman (1826-1891)
1859, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on card - Albumen process
7.3 x 7 cm
Gift of Mr. James Geoffrey Notman
N-0000.193.115.2
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Cityscape (3948) , harbour (624) , Photograph (77678) , view (1387)
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The port, Île Sainte-Hélène, the dome of the Bonsecours Market, the wholesale depots ' these are the things one could see looking eastward from one of the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in 1859. This area, then part of downtown Montreal, was growing rapidly.