Tag Archives: McCord Museum

This 19th-century parent’s ninja skills are fantastic

A photo of “Baby Kerr” taken in 1861 by William Notman studios in Montreal. Source: [McCord Museum I-1860.1] Advertisements

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I’ve Been Dressing For Winter All Wrong

I’ve been approaching this North American freezing weather the wrong way!  Layers from now on, I’ve decided. The caption from the photo states:  “Mrs. Stotesbury, Montreal, QC, 1867” Source: [McCord Museum I-24446.1]

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Smoking and Drinking, c.1893

Taken by photographer Robert Randolph Bruce, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The caption reads: “Group of men smoking and drinking, 1893-1894” 120-year old fun times with moustaches!  Apparently, according to this other photo, a rousing game of cards ensued: Group of … Continue reading

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Mt. Royal Used to Have an Elevator? No Fair!

The funiculaire up Mt. Royal Park in Montreal, Quebec, c. 1900. Source: [Notman Archives]

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Then and Now: McGill University, Montreal

The McGill Arts building, c.1859.  Found in the McCord Museum Notman Archives. The same building currently, taken from the Faculty of Arts homepage.

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