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(McCord collection only)
The On-line Collection
This selection of approximately 200 images provides a sample of the collections related to the status of women between the years 1840 and 1945. It documents the redefining of a woman's place and role in Canadian society.
- Domestic life and traditional roles;
- Images of various work environments (homes, industries, hospitals, schools, etc.), including religious communities;
- Education, leisure and social involvement;
- Prominent figures and struggles to promote temperance (towards alcohol), achieve legal status, etc.
Corset, "Le Merveillex" model
1900-1905, 20th century
Women starching collars and cuffs, M. T. S., QC, about 1901
N. M. Hinshelwood
About 1901, 19th century or 20th century
Montreal Diet Dispensary kitchen, Montreal, QC, 1907
Wm. Notman & Son
1908, 20th century