VIEW-3366 | In Mount Royal Park, Montreal, QC, about 1900

 
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In Mount Royal Park, Montreal, QC, about 1900
Wm. Notman & Son
About 1900, 19th century or 20th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
VIEW-3366
© McCord Museum
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Opened in 1876, mostly through the initiatives of the wealthy Montrealers who then lived on the slopes of the mountain, Mount Royal Park was very well suited to outdoor activities: picnics, walks, etc. Working-class people from neighbourhoods farther away from the new park would for a long time prefer the other big parks that had been laid out in a similar style, particularly Ste. Helen's Island and Lafontaine Park. Sohmer Park, which was very popular and more urban, was distinguished by its varied musical activities. Many people went there to relax on Sunday, after a hard, long week at work.

Source: Virtual Exhibition Urban Life through Two Lenses