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(McCord collection only)
The On-line Collection
The First Industrial Phase
This selection of approximately 200 images provides a sample of the collections related to the first industrial phase that took place between the years 1840 and 1900, with a principal focus on Quebec. Three industry sectors of this first phase are portrayed: the wood industry (sawmills); light industries (sugar refineries, milk production, footwear and clothing factories, tobacco); and heavy industries (smelters and railway workshops).
- Financiers who played a role in industrial development and various businesses;
- Images of work and workplaces;
- Manufactured products (railway equipment, boots, cigars, hats, lanterns, toys, etc.);
- Cities and transportation networks (railways and channels).