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MP-0000.158.3
© McCord Museum
Photograph, glass lantern slide
Acadian Memorial Park, Grand Pré, NS, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.3
© McCord Museum

Description:

"Acadian Memorial Park: The expulsions of the Acadians, on which Longfellow's poem is based, took place in 1755. Evangeline lived (for there is much to suggest historical foundation for the story) at the little village of Grand Pré, in the heart of a rich farming settlement close to the Bay of fundy. Near the station is a row of gnarled willows, and, suitably enclosed, "Evangeline's Well." Near it were unearthed some blacksmith's tools, sufficient to justify the local tradition that this was the site of the village smithy over which "Basil the Blacksmith" presided.A beautiful statue of the French-Canadian sculptor, Henri Hébert, stands in Acadian Memorial Park alongside the railway."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 1--The Maritime Provinces; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.


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