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This picture shows a part of the base of a beautiful monument in the heart of Old Montreal at the centre of a square called Place d'Armes. It was erected in 1895 in memory of Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, the founder of Montreal. The sculptor Louis-Philippe Hébert (1850 - 1917) was a highly decorated French Canadian sculptor, many of his other works are still standing, but I think this is the best. Four figures at the base represent the people who built Montreal and one of them is an Iroquis, from the indigenous people of the area..
The top part of the monument is shown on the fist Workshop picture. Maisonneuve stands on the top with a flag, behind him is the Bank of Montreal building with a notable artwork above its entrance.
The second Workshop picture shows the other side of the base with an even more detailed view. The bas-relief on the picture is a scene from the “Battle of Long Sault”, fought between the French colonial military and the Iroquois Confederacy in the early 1660s.

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Additional Photos by Barnabas Bozoki (bbarna) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 5 N: 545] (1479)
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