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Winter Clothing in Quebec in the 19th Century

This selection of approximately 100 images provides a glimpse of the type of clothing worn by Quebecers in the 19th century. Among the garments especially popular then were blanket coats, sashes (ceintures fléchées) and fur clothing, and the McCord Museum's costume collection has many such garments. In addition, numerous portraits produced by the Notman studio feature people wearing winter clothes. Several show the subjects standing in front of a backdrop of a winter scene. Representations of winter from this period provide information on the clothing people wore.

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  • Blanket coats, sashes (ceintures fléchées), bonnet, cape, muffs;
  • Prints and paintings of winter scenes showing people dressed for winter, Aboriginals wearing blanket coats, photographs of individuals or groups wearing winter clothes

 

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Montreal Snow Shoe Club uniform, Tuque Bleue (M990.91.1-3)

Montreal Snow Shoe Club uniform, Tuque Bleue
1886, 19th century
M990.91.1-3

Commercial work (M911.1.81)

Engraving
Commercial work
John Henry Walker (1831-1899)
1850-1875, 19th century
M911.1.81

Mrs. Kidesly's posed sleighing group, Montreal, QC, 1870 (I-43575.1)

Photograph
Mrs. Kidesly's posed sleighing group, Montreal, QC, 1870
William Notman (1826-1891)
1870, 19th century
I-43575.1