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The Ice Castle
The Ice Castle Winter Carnival Montreal 1889.
A. Sabiston & Co. Lith. Montreal.
Suppliment Montreal Star Carnival Number. (Copyrighted). [n.d. c.1889]
Coloured chromolithograph, sheet 390 x 560mm (15¼ x 22"). Laid on board. Central crease. Tears to margins. Surface dirt. Staining. Messy but colour bright.
A view of a grand ice castle topped with eight flags one dramatically printed outside the main image. The palace is surrounded by people on horse drawn sleighs. The the Montreal Winter Carnival was designed to entice tourists to Quebec in Winter. From 1883 to 1889, five such carnivals were organized. The Ice Palace was a fundamental part of the carnivals. The ice palaces of 1883, 1884, 1885, 1887, and probably 1889 were designed by leading architect Alexander Cowper Hutchinson and built at least in 1883 by his brother J.H. Hutchinson.
[Ref: 58923]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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