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Cartes-De-Visite225 of 309CDV of ships captain from the UKMAJOR TOMB THUMB CDV QUEEN VICTORIA SIGNED
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Found an amazing photo album at local estate filled with over 30 CDV and Cabinet Cards all from the civil war era period of present day Quebec Canada. Some of them depict a military fort with cannons and others high society people. One of the photos with the gentlemen in the strange hat and snow scene is done and stamped on the back Photographer to the Queen Notman Montreal. Most of the Others are done by Ellisson and Co. 39 John St Quebec. Also famous photos of landmarks like the one in the photo. Does anyone know the role of the Canada in the Civil War Era? Any info or insight would help.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Look like Columbiad cannons in the fort but can't tell if they are "pop-up" guns without turning my pc upside-down . Maybe after a few beers I won't have to turn anything.
    2. whitman75 whitman75, 5 years ago
      Haha yep sorry took the photo at an odd angle. Lots of other great photos in the album of the fort .
    3. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      Great pictures, even better when I turned them to get a better look! :-)
      Canada did not become a country until 1867, as a British Colony it was neutral. However when you share a coastline & a border with a country in the midst of a civil war, it's hard not to get drawn into the conflict.
      Link to some info;

      Of particular interest is the St. Albans Raid, due to it's proximity to Montreal.
    4. whitman75 whitman75, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the info I wish i could identify the fort and other landmarks maybe i will list some of the other photos??/
    5. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      Quebec City - Fortification Wall Cannons
      Matches cannon in first photo if they are flipped.

      Wolfe and Montcalm Monument, Quebec City, QC
    6. whitman75 whitman75, 5 years ago
      I'm looking closer at some of the other photos as well and it looks like the la Citadelle in Quebec City that would be nice I imagine these early photos would be great in a historical sense to the city.

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