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MP-0000.158.26
© McCord Museum
Photograph, glass lantern slide
Chateau de Ramezay, Montreal, 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
MP-0000.158.26
© McCord Museum

Description:

"Montreal -- The Chateau de Ramezay: Although one of the busiest cities of Canada, Montreal has a very historical atmosphere and confronts the visitor at many points with links with the great past. The city, established by Maisonneuve in 1642, was for a number years the focal point in the struggle between French and Indians, and later between French and British. It was the last place yielded by the French in 1760. The Chateau de Ramezay was the official residence of the French Governors, and, preserved now as a museum, is the repository of a very valuable collection of historical documents, pictures and curiosities. The American visitor especially may be interested that it was here that Benjamin Franklin, in the troublous days of the War of Independence, started a newspaper in Montreal in an unsuccesful endeavor to induce the Canadians to rebel against British rule."

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


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