Explore Montreal in the year 1909. Learn about the day-to-day lives of our civic ancestors over a century ago, what they experienced in their everyday routine – the good, the bad and the ugly. Extracted from the now defunct Montreal Star (at one time, Canada’s largest newspaper) this Edwardian journey through The Star’s microfilmed copies starts on a wintry Saturday, January 2, 1909, and ends on Friday, December 31 of that same year with the town in the grip of a major typhoid epidemic. ‘Montreal 1909’ is a testimony to the delights of local history. In rummaging through its 600 plus pages, consisting of both extracts and commentary, one emerges with a clear sense of what our city was like, warts and all, 108 years ago. A must read for the inquisitive Montrealer.
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