Item #4784 Two c. 1890 Albumen Photographs of Little Champlain Street in Quebec City. William Notman, Son and Unknown Photographer, Son, Unknown Photographer.
Two c. 1890 Albumen Photographs of Little Champlain Street in Quebec City
Two c. 1890 Albumen Photographs of Little Champlain Street in Quebec City

Two c. 1890 Albumen Photographs of Little Champlain Street in Quebec City

Montreal, QC: William Notman & Son, 1890. Mounted Photographs. Two circa 1890 Quebec City albumen photographs (7.25 x 9.5 and 4.5 x 7.5 inches wide) mounted recto/verso onto a 9 x 11.25 inch wide piece of gilt-edged card stock. One view is credited to Wm. Notman & Son and titled in negative "2335 - Little Champlain Street, Quebec." The other is uncredited and is titled in negative "383 - The Ice-Bridge." - offering a frozen waterfront view of the west side entrance to Little Champlain Street, whilst a horse and sleigh await the photographer on the frozen "Ice-Bridge" river. In the ice-bridge photo, the sign of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company can be seen on their dockside building adjacent to the stone building that now houses the Canadian Coast Guard. Photos w. small scratches and minor fading near edges, card mount w. spotting and a note in pencil "St. Lawrence Quebec" Near Fine. Item #4784

Two evocative and early images, both offering a great snapshot view of 19th century life on the lower waterfront area of Quebec City's Little Champlain Street, or Rue du Petit-Champlain in French. "Quartier du Petit Champlain is claimed to be the oldest commercial district in North America and is named for Samuel de Champlain, who founded Quebec City in 1608." wiki.

Price: $450.00 CAD  other currencies