Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent


Three women play croquet near houses at the foot of a mountain.

Women playing croquet in Charlevoix.

© Musée de Charlevoix, Thomas Hoopes coll. (Ugandae album).

Croquet requires little equipment (mallets, hoops and balls) and relatively little space. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, croquet was a very popular sport with the ladies and children who frequented eastern Quebec’s watering places. Many tournaments were held, with the men often attending as spectators.

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