Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

Reading in the shade

An elderly woman sitting on a chair on the lawn.

Mr. E. Saint-Louis (known for Montréal’s Saint-Louis Square) visiting the home of Georges Lebel in Cacouna (September 8, 1899).

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Stanislas Belle coll., b03449.

Photographer Stanislas Belle took fantastic photos of the Saint-Louis family during their stay in the Lebel home in Cacouna. Nothing was lacking for relaxation: If the reader wanted to close her eyes or do some needlework (knitting, embroidery, etc.), she could put down her book on that beautiful table, brought outside for the occasion. In the background, we can see a large hammock and a white tent. 

This house was also rented by Joseph Hickson, a Grand Trunk Railway executive. 

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