Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

4 p.m.

The bright living room of a summer home decorated with bouquets of flowers.

The living room at Montrose, the Allan family’s summer residence at Cacouna.

Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Belle-Lavoie Collection, bl0135.

The summer residences were often decorated with wild flowers and flowers grown in the owners’ gardens. Depending on the circumstances, flowers would be picked and bouquets made by the family’s children or adolescents, or perhaps the maid, the gardener or the lady of the house.

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