1997-409 | Evangeline A Tale of Acadie
Evangeline A Tale of Acadie
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
Keys to History
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.
This illustration shows Evangeline in her religious habit in Philadelphia. The picture is taken from the book Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie.
The book was published in New York.
It appeared in 1856.
The illustrations in the book were done by Arthur Dixon.