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Poster portrait of Queen Victoria from first CPR train
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Poster portrait of Queen Victoria from first CPR train

  • : 1980-252.1
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  • 1887

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.