VIEW-2218.1 | Sleigh for hire, Victoria Square, Montreal, QC, about 1885

 
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Sleigh for hire, Victoria Square, Montreal, QC, about 1885
Wm. Notman & Son
About 1885, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
18 x 24 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
VIEW-2218.1
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Cityscape (3948) , Figure (1339) , Figure (1339) , Photograph (77678) , Sleigh (315) , Transportation (2517)
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Keys to History

In this photo dating from about 1885, a sleigh is parked at Victoria Square waiting for clients - the nineteenth-century equivalent of today's taxis. Before the introduction of electric streetcars in 1892, the only other means of urban winter transportation was the horse-drawn tram, which was much less efficient.