About the Poster: The Illustrated London News appeared first on Saturday 14 May 1842, as the world's first illustrated weekly news magazine. Founded by Herbert Ingram, it appeared weekly until 1971, then less frequently thereafter, and ceased publication in 2003.
This small engraving is captioned "Great Fire at Montreal - Dalhousie Square, Hay's House" ... Research indicates that "Until the great fire of July 8 1852 when one third of Montreal was destroyed, the area around Dalhousie Square was fairly prestigious with the British barracks close by. After the fire destroyed pretty much the entire neighborhood, the railways moved in. In 1884 Dalhousie train station was built where the first Canadian transcontinental train trip began its journey to Vancouver on 28 June 1886 (arriving on the 4th July).
The recent development of the area includes Dalhousie Square which has train tracks embedded in honor to the importance railroads had on the area."
Professionally matted in an antiqued white mat, this engraving is ready to frame. A perfect gift for a historian, a sailor or any Montrealer!