The Marius-Barbeau Documentation Center is happy to be partners with The Canadian Museum of Civilisation in its project « Marius Barbeau, a Canadian hero and his period 1883-1969 ».
We wish to acknowledge the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through Canadian Culture Online.
On that site, Heritage Canada displays a sampling from a wealth of documents relating the history of the two dance companies.
(picture taken in front of the Tresler house) This summer women’s costume was worn circa 1875. To go out, the delicately printed calico dress was covered with a cape or collaret. The white cotton cap is adorned with lace. The horizontally-striped drugget apron is considered typical of the Charlevoix region. A brightly embroidered petticoat completes the costume. Men wore a « culotte à pont » and a double-breasted check waistcoat with half-belt in the back. The red shirt was also popular at the time.