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Photograph, glass lantern slide
Drilling a hole for a tap, maple sugar industry, QC, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
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"Maple Sugar Industry, Quebec: The maple sugar industry is an important agricultural side line in the Province of Quebec, and its development is being materially assisted by the Provincial Government. The trees are tapped in the early spring, when the snow begins to melt. After a hole has been bored, in the way here seen, a spout is placed therein and the maple sap runs out into a pail."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 2--The Province of Quebec; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.

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