Saturday, October 24, 2020

New Dynamics

 The Museum narrative continues along, with this large banner reproducing an original work of art depicting the St. Lawrence River at Quebec.

Our relationship with our southern neighbours is a theme that comes back through our history. The American Revolution would send Loyalists north in its aftermath, and the War of 1812 would bring outright conflict. Effectively for the first century of the existence of the United States, there was a perpetual state of tension, even while trade goods flowed back and forth.

This is a hooded overcoat also called a capot or canadienne worn by French Canadians already in the days of New France. This one was made after 1852.

The influx of English speakers and others during the end of the 18th century and first half of the 19th century would have a big effect. New colonies were created, and language dynamics would change.

A set of dishware is among the artifacts of the time.

For today I leave off with this.


  1. It is notable how the two countries have developed, with different systems of government, traditions and values. I am happy to live in this side of the border,

  2. Hello,

    Great exhibit, I love the first river scene painting.
    Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

  3. ...The American Revolution and the War of 1812 certainly are viewed differently depending on which side of the border you are on.

  4. Interesting people brought china on those hard journeys!

  5. Life was hard in those days but china helped the spirits.

  6. I meant to comment on your header. It's wonderful!

  7. I always enjoy the displays of clothing.

  8. That is a very warm looking overcoat. They don't make them like that any more. I love our neighbors to the north and wish we were as polite as they are. :-)

  9. Some of these divisions and conflicts are again taking place. Some of our politicians are exploiting divisions.

  10. I'd enjoy looking at that old china.

  11. The decorative uniforms, so fancy, and the coat is very stylish today.

  12. Those brightly covered early uniforms amaze me. No camouflage there!

  13. @David: me too.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: that's true.

    @Iris: quite true.

    @RedPat: yes indeed.

    @Jennifer: thanks!

    @Marie: I do as well.

  14. @DJan: they certainly do not.

    @Red: yes, that's true.

    @Nancy: I think so.

    @Sharon: it is quite a sight.

    @Bill: very much so.

    @Maywyn: I think so too.

    @Revrunner: definitely not.

  15. Fabulous exhibit.
    Like the painting the best.

  16. Interesting stories about the Canadian history.

  17. It was not an easy time for living for those early colonists.

  18. William - we love our neighbors to the north. I hope the border will open soon!

  19. On and on it goes ~ history in the making ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    p.s. Had death in family so am way behind in returning comments.

  20. The art showing the river is quite lovely.