Across Canada by the CPR
Cornwallis Inn, about 1925
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1925, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Architecture (8646) , Cityscape (3948) , commercial (1771) , Photograph (77678) , streetscape (1737)
"Apple Blossom Time in Acadia: From Halifax the Dominion Atlantic Railway, a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific, crosses the peninsula of Nova Scotia, and follows the western shore line of the province down the Bay of Fundy. This line traverses one of the most beautiful and romantic sections of Canada - the famous "Land of Evangeline", scene of the dramatic poem by Longfellow. The province, during the French regime, was called "Acadia", separate entirely from New France, which latter consisted of Quebec and the interior. The country still retains its agricultural aspect, and is the happy hunting ground of both the artist and holiday-maker. The apples of the Annapolis Valley are celebrated the world over."
Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 1--The Maritime Provinces; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.