14th December 1940: A policeman in Montreal, Quebec, Canada directs Christmas shoppers at the intersection of St. Catherine Street and Union Avenue.
The photograph was taken by photojournalism pioneer Conrad Poirier.
On the 29th of June, 1864, a train in Quebec, Canada fell through an open swing bridge and into the Richelieu River.
The worst train disaster in Canadian history, it is thought ninety-nine people died in the crash. The majority of people on board were European immigrants.
The investigation placed the blame for the disaster on Grand Trunk Railway, as the train failed to acknowledge stop signals that would have prevented it from falling through the bridge.
The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake took place in north-eastern North America on the 28th of February, 1925.
The epicentre of the quake was in the Charlevoix-Kamouraska area along the Saint Lawrence River.
Damage in Shawinigan, Quebec.
Reaching 6.2 on the Moment magnitude scale, the worst of the damage occurred in three separate areas of Quebec, Canada.