Sunday, August 23, 2009

Musée Historique Canadien- Exterior

Here, in glorious black and white is a very old image of the Musée Historique Canadien. The museum featured over 200 wax figures in tableaux focusing on Biblical history, early Christianity, and Canadian history. It was located across from St. Joseph's Shine in Montreal Quebec, Canada. While the 1930's architecture is stunning, the art deco lettering on the facade is equally impressive. The museum was in operation from 1935-1989, and when it closed, the figures were donated to the Musée de la civilisation (Museum of Civilization). They were put on display as the Wax Heroes exhibit.

A close up of the entrance. The statues are also quite interesting. This is one of the more elaborate wax museum buildings that I've seen.

More information on the Wax Heroes exhibit can be found here.


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