Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

Souvenir albums

The cover of a souvenir album with a man in black dress and a bust of a moose.

A Souvenir of the Intercolonial Railway, the Popular and Scenic Route of Canada, 1896.

Online publication by the Queen’s University library, Ontario (QSpace).

The railroad and marine shipping companies mastered the art of advertising, even going so far as to offer their passengers spin-off products, like these souvenir albums. Illustrated with photos, engravings and maps, these albums described the main attractions along passengers’ train or cruise steamer routes.

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