Anonymous Falls of Montmorency with Fisherman in Foreground, Quebec, Canada

Price $750
Sale Price $525

Ref.# 12506

Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1880s  Print Date 1880s

Dimensions 12-3/4 x 10 in. (325 x 255 mm)

Photo Country Canada

Photographer Country Canada

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The Montmorency Falls (French: Chute Montmorency) are a large waterfall on the Montmorency River in Quebec, Canada. The falls are located on the boundary between the borough of Beauport, Quebec City, and Boischatel, about 12 km from the heart of old Quebec City.

The falls, at 275 ft. high, and 150 ft. wide are the highest in the province of Quebec and 98 ft. higher than Niagara Falls. The basin at the foot of the falls is 56 ft. deep. The falls are at the mouth of the Montmorency River where it drops over the cliff shore into the Saint Lawrence River, opposite the western end of the Île d'Orleans. The falls were given this name in 1613 by Samuel de Champlain. He named them in honor of Henri II, duc de Montmorency, who served as viceroy of New France from 1620 until 1625.

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