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Pretty young lady stands under mistletoe | Christmas in Quebec – 1921

Young lady holds mistletoe over her head | Christmas party

New Index: Christmas in Canada Through Historical Images

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Noel Canadien | Horse Drawn Sleighs Under A Full Moon | 1901

Christmas in Canada as always been about the snow!

Old Fashioned Christmas | Black and white line drawing

New Index: Christmas in Canada Through Historical Images

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Joseph and Mary Look Lovingly At Their Infant Jesus | 1933

Another fine Christmas image from the Quebec children’s magazine L’Oiseau Bleu.

Holy Family | Famille sainte | Quebec Christmas traditions

Index: The Christmas Season in Canada Through Historical Images

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Christmas in Quebec: Joyeuses fetes de Noel | mid 20th century

Quebec Canada Vintage Christmas Card | Baby Jesus in manger/creche holds cross (croix) | Christmas flowers

New Index: The Christmas Season in Canada Through Historical Images

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Papa Santa Claus hands out gifts | 1893

Victorian-era Canadian Pere Noel hands out gifts | Candle-lit old fashioned Christmas tree in the background

I found this traditional depiction of Santa Claus in his thick fur jacket and mittens in the Christmas 1893 issue of Le Monde Illustre. He’s stands in front of a towering Christmas tree as he hands out toys to a long line of patiently waiting children.  The caption reads: L’Arbre de noel. – La distribution faite par Papa Santa Claus. If you “click to enlarge: you’ll see the candle-lit Christmas tree with old-fashioned ornaments like a marionette, a drum and cornucopias.

Index: Christmas in Canada Through Historical Images

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La Veille De Noel Au Quebec – 1901

A turn-of -the-century diptych  from Le Monde Illustre, showing Catholic parishioners at prayer and a scene from the Holy Land.

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec Continue reading

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Gloria in excelsis deo

Gloria in excelsis deo


The  Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec has a very rich collection of images available online including digitized pages such as this one taken from the 1900 Christmas issue of Le Monde Illustre. It caught my eye because it was inspired by the breathtakingly beautiful painting by French artist Bouguereau which you can see at Lucie’s Legacy: Merry Christmas With Love.

 

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La Veille De Noel Au Quebec – 1901


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