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Typical Montreal scene in the 1950's except for the deer. Those houses with their staircases represent well that neighbourhood called "La Petite Patrie." Houses were built in the 1920's. The little fellow on the bicycle is my uncle. I guess the Mercury Meteor is from 1950. View full size.