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II-124913
© McCord Museum
Photograph
Mrs. Joseph Masson's bedroom, Montreal, QC, 1898
Wm. Notman & Son
1898, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
II-124913
© McCord Museum

Keys to History:

Photographs of the bedroom, the private space par excellence, are very rare. There are, however, three photographs of Mrs. Joseph Masson's bedroom, taken on a beautiful day in 1898. We see a spacious room, with elegant furniture (bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers) as well as a settee, a rocking chair, several chairs and a writing desk. Mrs. Masson could receive her friends and family here, do her correspondence or read by the fireplace.

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