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The Quiet Revolution

Drawn from the collections of the McCord Museum, this selection consists of some 100 cartoons on the Quiet Revolution from the 1950s to today. Most of the drawings were done by cartoonists John Collins (1917-2007), Normand Hudon (1929-1997), Aislin (born 1942), Serge Chapleau (born 1945) and Éric Godin (born 1964), who all worked, or still work, for Montreal newspapers.

Profile:

  • Major figures of the Quiet Revolution: Jean Drapeau, Jean Lesage, René Lévesque
  • Major accomplishments: nationalization of hydroelectric power, educational reform
  • Expo 67 in Montreal and Charles de Gaulle's visit to Québec, international context of decolonization

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Electricity Week (M997.63.417)

Drawing, cartoon
Electricity Week
Normand Hudon
1965, 20th century
M997.63.417

Looking for a Polite Way of Saying It. (M965.199.6495)

Drawing, cartoon
Looking for a Polite Way of Saying It.
John Collins
1967, 20th century
M965.199.6495

The Eyes of the World Will Be On Us. (M965.199.7424)

Drawing, cartoon
The Eyes of the World Will Be On Us.
John Collins
About 1963, 20th century
M965.199.7424