Quelle Histoire! - Montreal Melon Dish Cloth

Quelle Histoire! - Montreal Melon Dish Cloth
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Linen 100% Cotton • 240 threads per inch
Size of the linen: 43 x 75 cm • Size of the image: 29 x 39 cm

The story of Montreal melon is as fascinating as it is full of twists and turns. If we find the first traces as early as in 1684, it was in the early 1900s that he saw his era of glory. Grown on the land of what is now the district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, it is exported to the United States and served in the large hotels of the East Coast, where its taste of nutmeg delights gourmets. It sells, it is reported, the price of a slice of steak. It is so popular, that armed guards monitor the fields. Even the Prime Minister of the time, Louis-Alexandre Taschereau goes every year to get his own, engraved with his initials, L-A.T. Does this melon still exist?