VIEW-11270 | Cemetery at Longue Pointe Asylum, Montreal, QC, 1911

 
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Cemetery at Longue Pointe Asylum, Montreal, QC, 1911
Wm. Notman & Son
1911, 20th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin silver process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
VIEW-11270
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Far from Mount Royal, the cemetery of the Longue Pointe "insane asylum" offered a peaceful resting place, surrounded by big trees, but lacking any romantic symbolism and any marks of social distinctions. Here, one can only hope that the deceased had indeed gone to a better world.