The Royal Bank of Canada (right), n.d.
Canadian banks opened in Newfoundland and Labrador following the 1894 bank crash.
First among these was the Bank of Nova Scotia, which opened in St. John's on 21 December, followed by the Bank of Montreal, the Canadian Bank of Commerce, and the Merchant's Bank of Halifax (now the Royal Bank of Canada). Branches of all four banks continue to operate in the province today.
Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 01.10.006), QE II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL.