Contributed by Franco-American Collection
In Lewiston, huge popular parades for St-Jean-Baptiste day were held from 1875 to 1966. Organizing the event, which involved thousands of people, was a massive undertaking.
For three-quarters of a century, L-As oldest Franco group, La Institut Jacques Cartier, was responsible for the large scale annual celebration.
Patriotism and ethnic pride highlighted these public manifestations. Reverse side of banner is shown in item #18419.
About This Item
- Title: Banner du Institut Jacques Cartier
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Town: Lewiston
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Silk
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Franco-American Collection
USM, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
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LC Subject Headings
- French Americans--Societies
- Institut Jacques Cartier
- Cartier, Jacques, 1491-1557--Societies
- Franco Americans
- French Americans
- French Canadians
- Jacques Cartier
- St. Jean Baptiste parade
- St. John the Baptist parade
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