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The Working Class

This selection of approximately 310 images provides a sample of the collections related to the working class between the years 1840 and 1945. It documents the lives and labour of manual workers employed by industries established in cities (particularly Montreal) and in different regions of Canada.

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  • Industrial plants, companies, factories, mines, machines, tools, groups of employees;
  • Images of work and everyday life; depictions of union activities;
  • Working-class neighbourhoods and various items common to working-class families;
  • Documents describing the difficult working conditions and poor sanitation found in cities.

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Messrs Clendinning's Foundry-Moulding Shop (M979.87.5024)

Print
Messrs Clendinning's Foundry-Moulding Shop
Anonyme - Anonymous
1872, 19th century
M979.87.5024

Ribbon (M992.69.13)

Ribbon
About 1900, 19th century or 20th century
M992.69.13

Joseph Bastien Grocery, Barré St. corner of Gareau Lane, Montreal, QC, 1903 (II-146724)

Photograph
Joseph Bastien Grocery, Barré St. corner of Gareau Lane, Montreal, QC, 1903
Wm. Notman & Son
1903, 20th century
II-146724