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Photograph, glass lantern slide
Palais train station, Quebec City, QC, about 1930
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1930, 20th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
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"PALAIS STATION: A considerable amount of grain and other freight is shipped to England from the Quebec harbour and a number of passenger vessels too large to go up to Montreal make Quebec their terminus.In this slide you see the Palais Station into which run both the Canadian Northern, the Canadian Pacific and the Quebec Central Railways."

Excerpt from "CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY & ECONOMICS: The St. Lawrence River" (Lecture A.4 and A.11); booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, about 1930.

Keys to History:

Quebec City was the main destination for travellers who boarded at Viger Station. For almost forty years, a modest red-brick building welcomed passengers when they arrived in the capital. But in 1916, Canadian Pacific had an imposing station built, the Palais train station. This was a château-style building, like the Viger hotel and station and the Chateau Frontenac, the most prestigious hotel in the Canadian Pacific network.





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