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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).

Profile:

  • 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).

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J. H. Botterell & Co., Boots & Shoes (M930.50.1.318)

Engraving
J. H. Botterell & Co., Boots & Shoes
John Henry Walker (1831-1899)
1850-1885, 19th century
M930.50.1.318

Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, politician, Montreal, QC, 1876 (II-42813.1)

Photograph
Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, politician, Montreal, QC, 1876
Notman & Sandham
1876, 19th century
II-42813.1

Cigar box (M2002.69.2076)

Cigar box
1883, 19th century
M2002.69.2076