Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

Off for a car ride!

Five adults and two children on vacation, posing in front of an old car parked on a wharf.

A car ride to Métis, 1925.

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Paul-Émile Martin coll., m12084 (part).

As the 20th century went on, the French-speaking professional bourgeoisie grew to enjoy tourist pleasures. Here, members of the Chassé, Pinet, Martin and Demers families travelled by car from Rivière-du-Loup to Métis. At the time this photo was taken, in 1925, the train is still the preferred means of transportation for pleasure travel. 

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