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GROSSE ILE: MONUMENT, 1909. A monument dedicated to the Irish immigrants who died

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GROSSE ILE: MONUMENT, 1909. A monument dedicated to the Irish immigrants who died

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

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


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The photograph captures a solemn and poignant sight - the Grosse Ile Monument, standing tall and proud in 1909. This magnificent structure serves as a tribute to the Irish immigrants who tragically lost their lives during a devastating typhus outbreak in 1847, on Grosse Ile Island in Quebec, Canada. The image showcases the monument's exterior, revealing its intricate details and Celtic cross design. It is evident that this memorial was built with great care and reverence for those who perished. The photograph's black-and-white composition adds an air of nostalgia, transporting us back to the turn of the century when this powerful symbol of remembrance stood strong. This snapshot from Granger Art on Demand's Carousel Collection provides us with a glimpse into early Canadian history. It reminds us of the struggles faced by immigrants seeking refuge in new lands and pays homage to their resilience amidst disease and hardship. As we reflect upon this image, let it serve as a reminder of our shared humanity and compassion towards those who have suffered. May it inspire us to honor their memory by fostering inclusivity, understanding, and unity within our communities.

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