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(McCord collection only)
The On-line Collection
This selection of approximately 165 images provides a sample of the collections related to disasters that have taken place in Canada since the mid-19th century. It recalls certain natural or man-made disasters and other catastrophes.
- Natural disasters (droughts, logjams, floods, etc.);
- Catastrophes (train derailments, collisions at sea, etc.);
- Deadly epidemics, infectious diseases and infant mortality;
- Cartoons recalling tragic events of recent years (the massacre at École Polytechnique, the AIDS epidemic, etc.).
Collision between two engines, Bay of Quinte Railway, ON, 1892
Anonyme - Anonymous
1892, 19th century
Montreal's Night-Mayor on his Ghostly Rounds (Dedicated to the Board of Health)
1875, 19th century
Flood, Chaboillez Square, Montreal, QC, about 1886
George Charles Arless
About 1886, 19th century