The “Midgets Palace” of Montreal (Canadiana Series - Season 1)
Catalogue Number: UPP006
Producer: Unlikely Pear Productions
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, History, Social Studies
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Closed Captions: Yes
Meet Phillipe and Rose Nicol, a couple with dwarfism who built a palace for little people on Rue Rachel, in Montreal. In its heyday, it was a landmark that brought people from all over the country - but it wasn't a sideshow. The project was intended to de-stigmatize the marginalized, while also serving as a way to make a living for themselves outside of the exploitation forced on them elsewhere.
Available with French Subtitles.