Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

The Potvin boarding house

A group sitting at a well-garnished table, with a woman serving the meal.

A meal at the Potvin boarding house in Rivière-du-Loup (1898‒1899).

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Paul-Émile Martin coll., m04046.

There are few surviving photos of the interiors of eastern Quebec boarding houses. This photo gives us an idea of the ambiance in the dining room of such an establishment at the end of the 19th century.

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