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Item : 1980-252.1 - Poster portrait of Queen Victoria from first CPR train

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Poster portrait of Queen Victoria from first CPR train

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: 1980-252.1

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  • 1887 (Creation)

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1 poster. - 1 engraved label

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Item consists of the portrait which adorned the headlight of C.P.R. 374, a 44 x 57 cm coloured poster of Queen Victoria, bordered with scenes depicting aspects of her reign. On May 23, 1887 - the eve of Queen Victoria's birthday in the Golden Jubilee year of her reign - the first trans-Canada passenger train from Montreal made its entrance into Vancouver. The locomotive - C.P.R. 374 - was decorated with flowers, legends and this portrait of Queen Victoria.

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Donated by David Fetterley in 1944.

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Item was formerly referred to as AM736 David Fetterley fonds/collection

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  • Box: 539-F-01 fld 07