Montreal, Old and New: Entertaining, Convincing, Fascinating. A Unique Guide for the Managing Editor

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Montreal, Old and New: Entertaining, Convincing, Fascinating. A Unique Guide for the Managing Editor is a tribute to the city of Montreal, which in 1915, when the book was published, was the sixth largest city on the North American continent. A large series of construction projects had just been completed that year in the part of the city now known as Vieux-Montréal (Old Montreal). The impressive new office buildings gave the city a very modern look. The book offers more than 1,000 print and photographic images of Montreal buildings and public figures. Much of the book is taken up by photographs and short biographies of the city’s leading citizens. The book has ten chapters, which cover such topics as the founding and early history of the city; Montreal as an “imperial” city of great economic and commercial importance to Canada; the history of the city’s important streets and thoroughfares; the commercial development of the city; the Montreal of 100 years earlier; religious and social life; Montreal’s educational system; the City of Maisonneuve (a relatively new municipality located to the east of the city); musical and dramatic life; and the learned professions in the city.

Last updated: June 19, 2017