VIEW-2423 | Market day, Jacques Cartier Square, Montreal, QC, about 1890
Market day, Jacques Cartier Square, Montreal, QC, about 1890
Wm. Notman & Son
About 1890, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
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The tourist guides of the 1890s extolled the picturesqueness of Montreal's Bonsecours Market and Jacques Cartier Square on market days, when you could rub shoulders with the "Canadian habitant." However, there were fewer tourists in the winter. You would see mostly men - vendors as well as some grocers - buying stock directly from the agricultural producers to resell it elsewhere. Montreal merchants also went to the many wholesalers and importers who had warehouses near this central market.