VIEW-2821 | Maisonneuve Monument, Place d'Armes, Montreal, QC, about 1896
Maisonneuve Monument, Place d'Armes, Montreal, QC, about 1896
Wm. Notman & Son
About 1896, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
25 x 20 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History
Louis-Philippe Hébert was certainly the most famous sculptor of commemorative monuments in all of Canada, no doubt because of the lifelike quality of his creations. At the foot of the Maisonneuve Monument, four statues, including one of Jeanne Mance, who can be seen here caring for a young Native, recall individuals who played key roles in the founding of Montreal. Today, Jeanne Mance would probably be placed at the top of the monument, at Maisonneuve's side.