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James Duncan, View of Montreal, about 1852-1856. Collection of May and Jack Cole donated by Barry Cole and Sylvie Plouffe, M2007.125.4 © McCord Museum

May and Jack Cole Collection

This collection donated by Barry Cole and Sylvie Plouffe was collected by May Cole. Ms. Cole was hired in the 1940s to decorate the Manoir Tadoussac with French Canadian furniture and prints and drawing of early Canadian subject matter. At the same time that she was acquiring material for the Manoir, she was in position to start her own.

Donated to the McCord Museum in 2007, the May and Jack Cole Collection was recognized by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board as being of outstanding significance and national importance. Funds for the digitization were graciously donated by the Cole Foundation, Barry Cole and Sylvie Plouffe.

See the complete May and Jack Cole Collection.

  • Hooked rug, La Malbaie Reg'd. M. Ferron, Enrg., 1935-1945. Collection of May and Jack Cole donated by Barry Cole and Sylvie Plouffe, M2007.125.40 © McCord Museum
  • Chest, 18th Century. Collection of May and Jack Cole donated by Barry Cole and Sylvie Plouffe,  M2007.125.28 © McCord Museum
  • Dough box, 1840-1860. Collection of May and Jack Cole donated by Barry Cole and Sylvie Plouffe, M2007.125.13.1-2 © McCord Museum
  • Armchair, 1740-1760. Collection of May and Jack Cole donated by Barry Cole and Sylvie Plouffe,  M2007.125.8 © McCord Museum
  • James Duncan, </i>View of Montreal</i>, about 1852-1856. Collection of May and Jack Cole donated by Barry Cole and Sylvie Plouffe, M2007.125.4 © McCord Museum

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