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Calf’s Head en Tortue


In came across these bags in the alley adjacent to Parc. In the back was some original art I took an interest in.

It looks to be signed by a Bobby Atkinson. A woman by the same name published a book of watercolour scenes of Montreal and Quebec in 1970 in the same style as the one I found. Also, the signature in this signed copy of her book looks like a match.

It’s a really well done piece. I took it out of it’s busted frame and brought it home.

A box of circuit breakers I came across on St Urbain. I brought them home but I have no real plan for them. If anyone has an interest in these send me an email!

I also found this backpack with a working staple gun (with staples) inside. I’m going to keep this for myself as these things come in handy.

Overall no motherloads today but I’m pretty happy with the little (and big, in regards to the floor lamp) things I salvaged.

Here’s something I recovered from the trash of the unwelcoming woman on Tuesday. It’s a menu from a July 27 1963 dinner on the Empress of Britain, which was a ship of the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company which regularly traversed the Atlantic in the 50s and 60s. The ship was sold to a Greek company in 1964 and exchanged a few more hands before finally being scrapped in 2008 at the age of 53.

I looks like it was a pretty fancy meal based on what was on the menu. Then again there’s also something called “Calf’s Head en Tortue” which just sounds weird. If you feel like seeing what’s on the menu click on the picture and zoom in!

Tomorrow morning I’ll be checking out the neighborhood of Villeray. I’ll keep you posted as to how it goes.

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