Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

The hunt, lady style

A woman kneeling in the grass, showing off her deer trophy.

Marie Cyr hunting, c. 1920.

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Aline Cloutier coll., c294.

At the end of the 19th century, it was not uncommon for women to go along on hunting trips with their fathers or husbands. Here, Marie Cyr is wearing hunting clothes, but a few decades earlier she would have shot her rifle wearing a long pale-coloured dress.

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