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The First Railway Train to Come into Montreal, Montreal & Lachine Railroad, Nov. 19, 1847 [graphic material] 

Date(s)

mid to late 20th century

Place of creation

Québec (Province)

1 reproduction : photomechanical reproduction on textured green wove paper 11.5 x 31.8 cm [support].
Support: 31.800 x 11.500 cm (sheet)
Image: 29.500 x 8.200 cm (irregular)

Scope and content

Photomechanical reproduction of an engraving [wood engraving (?) ] by J. Walker (engraver).
Depicting the first train to come into Montreal, Montreal & Lachine Railroad, Nov. 19,1847.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Box
A636-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 4
90: Open
Other accession no.
1982-019 PIC
00004

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1982-19-4. Copyright: unknown. Source: Molson Companies Limited, Montréal, Québec.

Additional name(s)

Engraver: Walker, J.
Artist: Unknown.

Additional information

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed.
Inscribed in the print, l.l. [on image]: J. WALKER, Sc. ; l.r. : THE FIRST RAILWAY TRAIN TO COME INTO MONTREAL, / MONTREAL & LACHINE RAILROAD, Nov. 19, 1847. / FROM AN ENGRAVING BY J. WALKER, MADE AT THE TIME. ; b.: MADE IN CANADA ; COPYRIGHT

Attributions and conjectures
J. Walker is possibly J.H. Walker (active 1871), Montreal wood engraver (Lovell 1871); see Blake McKendry, The New A to Z of Canadian Art, Kingston, McKendry, 2001.

Subject heading

1. Montréal (Québec)
2. transportation.
3. transport.
4. SUBJ. - Transportation : Railway - Train.

Private

Other system control no.

2982479