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The Montreal Bourgeoisie

This selection of approximately 300 images provides a sample of the collections related to Montreal's middle class, between the years 1840 and 1945. It recalls certain key figures from the city's elite as well as various corporate, industrial, social, cultural, sporting and philanthropical activities.

Profile:

  • Portraits of financiers, manufacturers, merchants, politicians, professionals, philanthropists (men and women), etc.;
  • Bourgeois homes and popular stops of the wealthy;
  • Scenes recalling middle-class activities, leisure and consumer practices;
  • Furniture, dishes, clothing, accessories and excerpts from archival texts.

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Sir William C. MacDonald, Montreal, QC, 1901 (II-137467)

Photograph
Sir William C. MacDonald, Montreal, QC, 1901
Wm. Notman & Son
1901, 20th century
II-137467

Montreal.-Interior View of Messrs. Savage, Lyman & Co's Jewelry and Silverware Establishment, St. James Street. (M979.87.438)

Print
Montreal.-Interior View of Messrs. Savage, Lyman & Co's Jewelry and Silverware Establishment, St. James Street.
Eugene Haberer
1875, 19th century
M979.87.438

Dress (M971.105.6.1-3)

Dress
About 1870-1873, 19th century
M971.105.6.1-3