Nineteenth-century Montreal thru images

“The splendour and misery of urban life”
Michèle Dagenais, Université de Montréal

[What makes this brief video stand out is the inclusion of original black-and-white 19th-century images...]

At the end of the 19th century urbanization intensified. Cities and their factories were drawing people from the countryside like magnets: the land could no longer support all of them. In addition, immigrants were pouring into Canada from all over, hoping to start a new life….