CANADA’S TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION
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Uncoloured off-set lithograph, 1908 original glass and period oak wood frame.
In July 1908 The Prince of Wales (Later King George V), on board the warship HMS. Indomitable, accompanied by a squadron of the Royal Navy, visited Quebec. The royal visit was in cordial celebration of the 300 anniversary of the founding of Quebec by Champlain.
As part of the pageantry, there was a naval review as depicted in this view together with many other events on land during the week long visit. The Indomitable is shown taking the salute as a host of visiting ships, both British and foreign steam past, dressed ‘all-over’ as befitting the grand occasion. Such reviews were enormously costly and difficult to organize due to the logistics involved so they do tend to be a rare sight. The St. Lawrence below the citadel was filled with vessels other than the warships. The side-wheel paddle steamer ”Quebec” can be seen wharfed below Dufferin Terrace. There is good clear detail of the city buildings which should be of interest to those with historical interests, other than the obvious naval collectability.
16 x 42 1/2” including letters (40.6 x 108 cm.) Frame 22 1/4 x 50” PRICE CODE B SOLD
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