Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

Moving up in life

View of a cottage on the St. Lawrence.

A view from above of La Martinière, Paul-Émile Martin’s family cottage in Notre-Dame-du-Portage, 1936.

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Paul-Émile Martin coll., m12082.

In 1936, Notre-Dame-du-Portage was a very popular seaside resort. The Martins settled there in a summer home they called La Martinière. The house was small, but the nanny still came along with the family on their vacations there.

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