Packaging box

Lot of Dupuis Frères store boxes: – two square hat boxes – 5 boxes of various sizes – one single lid Brown or pink-brown boxes with a small black border on the outside and the Dupuis Frères Limitée logo in the center of the lid. Some boxes have an alligator-skin texture on the lid. Some boxes have the store address written below the logo, others ”Montréal” only. Some boxes have handwritten inscriptions and glued-on delivery labels.

  • Accession Number 2021.02.EMB.27.1-15
  • Materials cardboard
  • Measurements 11,5 x 39 cm
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Historical context

These cardboard boxes come from the Dupuis Frères store, a Montreal institution symbolizing the economic success of French Canadians. In 1868, Nazaire Dupuis opened a store on rue Sainte-Catherine, near rue Montcalm. In 1882, the company moved to the corner of Sainte-Catherine and Saint-André, where it remained until its closure.

Aiming to compete with the city’s large English-language banners, such as Morgan and later Eato...

  • Accession Number 2021.02.EMB.27.1-15
  • Materials cardboard
  • Measurements 11,5 x 39 cm
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© Collection Pointe-à-Callière, Frédéric Cloutier fonds,2021.002.EMB.027.1-15
Photo by Victor D. Lamich

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