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VIEW-2963
© McCord Museum
Photograph
Interior, St. Patrick's Church, Montreal, QC, about 1896
Wm. Notman & Son
About 1896, 19th century
Silver salts, frosting on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
25 x 20 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
VIEW-2963
© McCord Museum

Keys to History:

Beginning in 1847, St. Patrick's Church accommodated the Irish Catholics of Notre Dame parish. By 1896, Montrealers of Irish origin had many parish churches, but St. Patrick's remained their mother church, like Notre Dame for Francophones. The Irish also had special ties with Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, to which they made annual pilgrimages.

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