Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album


 

 

Banner du Institut Jacques Cartier

Banner du Institut Jacques Cartier

Item 18420 zoom send e-card Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter

Description

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-A’s 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.

Go back