Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

All-you-can-eat hotdogs!

Young women cooking hotdogs on a rock.

Cooking a meal on an outing.

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Joseph-Adélard Boucher coll., jab1413.

Needs don’t change, just how they are met. Picnics were among the fun summer activities of the 19th century, just as they are today. While in times past, people would light a fire to boil water for tea, in the mid-20th century, they used propane heaters to cook hotdogs! And what do we see there in that pretty basket? Store-bought ketchup!

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