VIEW-1508 | Interior C.P.R. emigrant sleeping car, beds lowered, Montreal, QC, 1884

 
Photograph
Interior C.P.R. emigrant sleeping car, beds lowered, Montreal, QC, 1884
Wm. Notman & Son
1884, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
VIEW-1508
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Photograph (77678) , rail (370) , Transportation (2517)
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Since the completion of the transcontinental railway, thousands of immigrants had taken the Canadian Pacific to go to the Canadian West. They travelled for days on end in these crude rail cars, whole families crammed together on wooden benches. The more daring ones would sleep hanging over the heads of the other passengers.