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Social Movements

This selection of approximately 190 images provides a sample of the collections related to the social movements active from the years 1840. It bears witness to a number of collective actions aimed at solving social problems, reforming institutions or improving working conditions, among others.

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  • Campaigns against poverty, disease and poor sanitation in cities, to promote temperance (towards alcool), and for the pasteurization of milk, etc.;
  • Struggles to overcome discrimination against women;
  • Labour unrest and union actions;
  • Cartoons depicting strike actions.

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Mrs. George A. Drummond, Lady Drummond (M988.98.2)

Painting
Mrs. George A. Drummond, Lady Drummond
Robert Harris
About 1897, 19th century
M988.98.2

Advertisement for a Temperance campaign (M930.51.1.163)

Engraving
Advertisement for a Temperance campaign
John Henry Walker (1831-1899)
1850-1885, 19th century
M930.51.1.163

Yet another Montreal bus strike, 1984 (M998.48.175)

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Yet another Montreal bus strike, 1984
Aislin (alias Terry Mosher)
About 1990, 20th century
M998.48.175