1997-409 | Evangeline A Tale of Acadie

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Evangeline A Tale of Acadie
Arthur Dixon
1856, 19th century
1.5 x 13.9 x 19 cm
Gift of Laurie Landry
This artefact belongs to : © Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton
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Evangeline's search for Gabriel proves fruitless, but she never stops looking for him: she travels throughout the English colonies, from the Great Lakes to Louisiana.

Days, months and years pass, but Gabriel is not to be found.

In her old age, Evangeline finally abandons her dream of finding Gabriel, but she still remembers him always in her prayers.

Evangeline ends up settling in Philadelphia, where she joins a religious congregation, the Sisters of Mercy. From then on, she dedicates herself to visiting and comforting the poor, the sick and the afflicted.

  • What

    This illustration shows Evangeline in her religious habit in Philadelphia. The picture is taken from the book Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie.

  • Where

    The book was published in New York.

  • When

    It appeared in 1856.

  • Who

    The illustrations in the book were done by Arthur Dixon.