Only the most elegant homes of Montreal had ballrooms. In this photo from 1904, we can admire the home of Alfred Baumgarten, president of the St. Lawrence Sugar Refining Company. At the far end of the room, a staircase leads to the balcony where the musicians played during dances.

Wm. Notman & Son
McCord Museum of Canadian History - Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
c. 1904
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
© McCord Museum of Canadian History

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