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Disasters

This selection of approximately 165 images provides a sample of the collections related to disasters that have taken place in Canada since the mid-19th century. It recalls certain natural or man-made disasters and other catastrophes.

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  • Natural disasters (droughts, logjams, floods, etc.);
  • Catastrophes (train derailments, collisions at sea, etc.);
  • Deadly epidemics, infectious diseases and infant mortality;
  • Cartoons recalling tragic events of recent years (the massacre at École Polytechnique, the AIDS epidemic, etc.).

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Collision between two engines, Bay of Quinte Railway, ON, 1892 (MP-0000.2265)

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Collision between two engines, Bay of Quinte Railway, ON, 1892
Anonyme - Anonymous
1892, 19th century
MP-0000.2265

Montreal's Night-Mayor on his Ghostly Rounds (Dedicated to the Board of Health) (M992X.5.82)

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Montreal's Night-Mayor on his Ghostly Rounds (Dedicated to the Board of Health)
Henri Julien
1875, 19th century
M992X.5.82

Flood, Chaboillez Square, Montreal, QC, about 1886 (MP-0000.236.9)

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Flood, Chaboillez Square, Montreal, QC, about 1886
George Charles Arless
About 1886, 19th century
MP-0000.236.9