To complement the archaeological records and build historical content that creates an historical portrait of Montréal, Pointe-à-Callière constituted an ethnohistorical collection that now contains more than a thousand objects.
These objects were acquired through purchase, fabrication, donation or legacy and have a common theme: Montréal, at the heart of national and international networks. Depending on their nature, the objects in this collection are displayed in the Museum or held either in reserve or in the Documentation Centre.
Sled - Rectangular wooden board attached to two runners. There is a ring at the end of each runner for tying a rope to the sled for pulling it.
Beginning of 20th century - 9 x 31 x 89 cm
Engraving - Engraving representing a sleigh and dogsleds, bow and arrows, boots and snowshoes.
Jacques Nicholas Bellin - 18th century - 24,4 x 16,8 cm
Oil canvas - Papineau en chasse-galerie
Jean-Claude Dupont - 2009 - 20 x 56 cm
Beadwork - Beadwork done on excerpts from the Indian Act, inspired by wampum beading techniques.
Nadia Myre - 2002 - 46 x 38 x 6 cm
Map of Hochelaga - Map of Hochelaga, New France, by Ramusio, first edition.
1556 - 30 x 40 cm
Map of Canada
Pierre Duval - 1682 - 15 x 16 cm
Map of Eastern Canada
Par Tallis/Rapkin, c.1851. Source: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World; Tooley's Dictionary, v4 - p.244. - 1851 - 27,5 x 36 cm
Map of the St. Lawrence River - Map of the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City to Ontario.
Tom XIV, No 17. M.B. Ing. de la Marine - 1757 - 25,5 x 34,2 cm
The Montreal Waterworks - Map and drawings showing the Montreal Waterworks.
Canadian Illustrated News, p. 169, Vol. XIX, No 11. - 1879 - 41 x 57,5 cm
Plan of the Town– Plan of the Town & Fortifications of Montreal.
1760 - 22 x 31 cm
Map - Island of Montréal and its surroundings.
1764 - 32 x 44 cm
Fairbanks - Scale with marble platform.
End of 19th century - 68 x 54 x 53 cm
Cash register - Silver-coloured cash register with plant motifs.
19th century - 54 x 48 x 39,5 cm
Rock-Ola jukebox - Rock-Ola jukebox with 120 songs.
20th century - 36 x 28 x 16 cm
Time capsule - Time capsule containing archival documents about the Montreal Sailors’ Institute, found during construction work at the Mariners’ House in November 2011.
1953 - 26 x 17 x 8 cm
Olympic torch - Torch used to light the Olympic cauldron at the Montréal Olympic Games in 1976.
1976 - 66 x 8 cm
Beer bottle caps - Beer bottle caps
1967 - 0,3 x 3 cm
Commemorative plate - 1976 Olympic Games commemorative plate.
1976 - 2 x 20,5 cm
Arrow sash - Hand-woven Assomption arrow sash, made to measure for Mr. Camillien Houde.
1935 - 13 x 174 cm
Halfpenny - A halfpenny (one sou) token minted by the Molson brewery in Montréal in 1837. A beer barrel is depicted on one face and a distillery scene on the other.
1837 - 3 cm
Baby carrier - Finished wood support used to carry infants, hand-painted motifs.
1875 - 67,5 x 27,5 cm
Bas-relief - Bas-relief of the signing of the Great Peace of Montréal in 1701.
Par l'artiste sculpteur Gilles Dorais Wanlinas, avec la participation de l'artiste peintre Gilles Desmarais - 2001 - 99 x 235 x 6 cm
The R-100 British dirigible arriving in Saint-Hubert on August 1, 1930. (10 X 8 cm)
Artist: Harry Sutcliffe
Colour representation of 24 peoples: Mexico, Peru, California, Acadia, United States, Canada, Eskimo, North America, Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia, Greenland, Paraguay, Chile, Guyana, Orinoco, Florida, Panama, Brazil, Louisiana, Lesser and Greater Antilles, Amazon, New Mexico, Quito.
44 x 52.5 cm
Teapot - Commemorative teapot with an image of Queen Victoria.
19th century - 23 x 21 x 15 cm
Punch bowl - Large Wedgwood punch bowl commemorating the 100th anniversary of Morgan’s department store in Montréal in 1945. The city’s coat of arms, an early and a more contemporary panorama of the city of Maisonneuve, portraits of Jean-Baptiste and of John Bull, representing Montréal’s biculturalism, rings of maple leaf garlands.
1945 - 17,5 x 31 cm
Bas-relief - Bas-relief of Jacques Cartier.
J. GRÉCORE - 1900 - 95 x 37 cm
Engraving - View of Montréal and the harbour.
1880 - 23 x 33 cm
“Life Sustainers” sculpture - “Life Sustainers” sculpture, depicting the forces and resources that watch over humanity: Grandmother Moon, who regulates plant growth; the Thunder Man, whose rain waters Mother Earth; the Three Sisters, namely corn, beans, and squash; and strawberries – of sacred value. The corn mask represents the men and women who care for the cultivated land.
2006 - 30 x 33 x 33 cm
Two-gallon stoneware jug with handle, 19 th century. (38 x 28 cm)
Trade knife - Trade knife with a carved handle and inserted blade. The blade is held in place with a strip of resinous organic matter.
End of 18th century - 8 x 30 x 2,5 cm
Lower Canada coat of arms - Lower Canada coat of arms with lion and unicorn, from the old Parliament, which burned down in 1849.