VIEW-2555 | Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, QC, about 1895

 
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Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, QC, about 1895
Wm. Notman & Son
About 1895, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
VIEW-2555
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Cityscape (3948) , Photograph (77678)
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Keys to History

The wooded valleys, lawns, groves of trees, ponds and winding roads made the Mount Royal Cemetery, photographed here in 1895, a garden cemetery of typical rural character. Among the symbols that adorn the tombstones are crosses, like those on the Hamilton lot. However, it was urns that predominated, even though there are almost none in this picture. Urns, which originated in ancient times, symbolized the final earthly resting place. In the background, Molson's mausoleum dominates the cemetery.