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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.

Nouvelle-France Costume

Nouvelle-France Costume
Nouvelle-France Costume

(photo prise devant la maison Tresler)
« In the XVllth and XVlllth Centuries, Canadians, as a general rule, dressed in the French fashion »
(Le costume civil en Nouvelle-France, Séguin R.L.
National Museum of Man, Ottawa, 1968, p. 1)
The « Nouvelle-France » bourgeois costume is thus called because of our status as a French colony. Inhabitants of the St-Lawrence colony have always imported several varieties of clothing from France.
Local fabrics are scarce and will not gain popularity until the second half of the XVlllth Century.