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Canadian Cities, About 1900

This selection of approximately 630 images provides a sample of the collections related to cities, circa 1900, situated on the territory that makes up today's Canada. It examines the urbanization that spread across the country at a time when roughly two people in five were living in cities.

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  • In Quebec: Montreal, Quebec City, Hull, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Valleyfield;
  • In Ontario: Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton; in Nova Scotia: Halifax; in New Brunswick: Saint John, Moncton;
  • In British Columbia: Vancouver; in Manitoba: Winnipeg;
  • In other parts of the Prairies: Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary.

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Herbert Holt residence, Montreal, QC, about 1890, copied 1909 (MP-0000.2345.11)

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Herbert Holt residence, Montreal, QC, about 1890, copied 1909
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1890, copied in 1909, 19th century
MP-0000.2345.11

C.P.R. docks, Vancouver, BC, 1889, copied ca.1902 (N-0000.25.1079)

Photograph, glass lantern slide
C.P.R. docks, Vancouver, BC, 1889, copied ca.1902
William McFarlane Notman
About 1902, 19th century or 20th century
N-0000.25.1079