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Prints illustrating two types of hydraulic power transmission mechanisms. On the left, water power is transmitted via gears. B: torque is transferred from one wheel to the other via a drive belt.
On the left, a photographic portrait of Arthur Sicard in 1946. The drawings on his right are a plan view (below) and a sectional view (above) of his invention, the snowblower.
Arthur Sicard and the drawings submitted to help patent his invention.
The background illustration shows the geographical context of the fort of the missionary outpost of Nouvelle-Lorette, between the Gros-Sault rapids and La Visitation Island, in the early 1700s. Two artist views of the fort are in the foreground: a first view from the shore and a second one from inland. Two theories exist as to the exact location of the First People's village in relation to the fort.
Recent aerial photograph of the Montreal region. Near the white rectangle on the left: the site of the Nouvelle-Lorette missionary outpost in Sault-au-Récollet. Near the one on the right, the site where the Indigenous population resettled in 1721. We know it today as the Kanesatà:ke community, near Oka and the Ottawa River.
Arrangement of beads found by archaeologists during digs in 2018. It consists of thirteen glass and two red argillite beads. At the bottom of the table, a scale in millimetres.
Illustration of the mission of Sault-au-Récollet according to Father Beaubien in 1898. Above, the Des Prairies River, in the middle, the fort surrounded by a palisade. Text on the lower portion locates the entrance of the fort and the other buildings: the church, the houses of the sisters, missionaries and farmers, as well as the bastions.
Detail of a hand-coloured copy of André Jobin’s map of the Island of Montreal from 1834. Laval is at the top. The territory of the Sault-au-Récollet parish is in blue. Between them flows the Des Prairies River. To the right of an arrow, La Visitation Island.
This digital rendering shows a perspective drawing of the missionary outpost of Fort Lorette, overlaid in transparency on a recent aerial photograph of Sault-au-Récollet. The three arches in the foreground represent the facades of the longhouses of the Indigenous village.
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