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Leisure and Recreation

This selection of approximately 250 images provides a sample of the collections related to leisure and recreation between the years 1840 and 1945. It recalls various popular leisure activities available mainly to those living in Montreal and other cities, largely because of advances in technology and manufacturing.

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  • Various scenes: games, reading, sports, picnics, hiking, tourism, entertainment, etc.;
  • Portraits of groups and individuals enjoying leisure activities;
  • Items, clothing, event posters, emblems and other documents;
  • Settings, leisure areas and facilities: parks, theatres, circuses, zoos, museums, dance halls, etc.

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Canadian winter sports, snowshoeing and skiing, about 1905 (MP-0000.25.1023)

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Canadian winter sports, snowshoeing and skiing, about 1905
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1905, 20th century
MP-0000.25.1023

Picturesque Canada, set of playing cards, published by C. P. R., Montreal, about 1915 (MP-0000.1780.1-55)

Playing cards
Picturesque Canada, set of playing cards, published by C. P. R., Montreal, about 1915
About 1915, 19th century
MP-0000.1780.1-55

Montreal Circus, Mr. Codet's Benefit (M6109)

Poster
Montreal Circus, Mr. Codet's Benefit
1812, 19th century
M6109