N-0000.193.136 | Staging for centre tube, from the ice, Victoria Bridge, Montreal, QC, 1859

 
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Staging for centre tube, from the ice, Victoria Bridge, Montreal, QC, 1859
William Notman (1826-1891)
1859, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on card - Albumen process
18 x 26 cm
Gift of Mr. James Geoffrey Notman
N-0000.193.136
© McCord Museum
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The temperatures in February and March when this centre tube was erected were as low as -35º C . The tube was finished one day before the ice on the river broke up.