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GROSSE ILE: MONUMENT, 1909. The inauguration of the monument dedicated to the Irish

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GROSSE ILE: MONUMENT, 1909. The inauguration of the monument dedicated to the Irish

GROSSE ILE: MONUMENT, 1909.
The inauguration of the monument dedicated to the Irish immigrants who died during a typhus outbreak in 1847, in Gross Ile, Quebec, Canada. Photograph, 15 April 1909

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1909 April Canada Canadian Celtic Cross Disease Immigrant Inauguration Irish Memorial Monument Quebec Typhus


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This print from 1909 captures the solemn inauguration of the Grosse Ile Monument in Quebec, Canada. The monument stands as a poignant tribute to the Irish immigrants who tragically lost their lives during a devastating typhus outbreak in 1847. The image showcases an early turn-of-the-century scene, with a diverse crowd gathered around the majestic Celtic cross memorial. The exterior of the monument exudes grandeur and reverence, serving as a reminder of the hardships endured by those who sought refuge in this new land. The photograph not only documents this significant moment in history but also evokes emotions surrounding loss and resilience. It transports us back to a time when disease ravaged communities and highlights how immigrant populations were affected. As we delve into this snapshot frozen in time, we are reminded of the power that monuments hold - they serve as physical embodiments of memory and remembrance. This particular memorial stands tall, honoring those who came before us while igniting conversations about immigration, cultural heritage, and human resilience. Granger Art on Demand's collection continues to preserve these historical moments through their vast array of photographs like this one. With every glance at this photo print, viewers are transported back to that fateful day in April 1909 when community members united to pay homage to their fallen brethren – forever etching their legacy onto our collective consciousness.

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