Samuel de Champlain was an explorer, geographer, and a mapmaker. As founder and first governor of the French colony Quebec, he is known as the Father of New France, also known as the French colonial empire in North America.

Samuel de Champlain was an explorer, geographer, and a mapmaker. As founder and first governor of the French colony Quebec, he is known as the Father of New France, also known as the French colonial empire in North America.

Modern day drawing of New France fashion. Habitants towards the right, bourgeoisie in the middle, and nobility on the left. #newfrance #historicalfashion

Fashion in New France (1700-1750)

Modern day drawing of New France fashion. Habitants towards the right, bourgeoisie in the middle, and nobility on the left.

Habitants by Cornelius Krieghoff (1852) #newfrance #historicalfashion

Fashion in New France (1700-1750)

Canadian Habitant in the Winter (c. 1858) by Frances Anne Hopkins. #newfrance #historicalfashion

Fashion in New France (1700-1750)

Radisson & Groseillers by Archibald Bruce Stapleton. Two coureurs des bois who went on to establish the Hudson’s Bay Company. #newfrance #cdnhistory #historicalfashion

Voyageurs and Coureur des Bois

Radisson and Des Groseillers establishing the fur trade in the Northwest, 1662 © Archibald Bruce Stapleton / McCord Museum /

Various Costumes, 1631-1750. By: Charles William Jeffery. #newfrance #historicalfashion

Fashion in New France (1700-1750)

Various Costumes, By: Charles William Jeffery.

A sketch of Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (by H. Giroux, date unknown). Founded by Jeanne Mance (co-founder of Montreal) in 1642, the hospital is still in use today, making it the oldest hospital in Canada. #cdnhistory #newfrance

Disease and Hygiene in New France

A sketch of Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (by H. Giroux, date unknown). Founded by Jeanne Mance (co-founder of Montreal) in the hospital is still in use today, making it the oldest hospital in Canada.

Théâtre de Neptune: First play in Canada, 1606 An imaginary reconstruction by C.W. Jeffreys. #cdnhistory

The History of Canadian Thanksgiving

Théâtre de Neptune: First play in Canada, 1606 An imaginary reconstruction by C.W. Jeffreys. #cdnhistory

A Coureur de Bois by C.W. Jeffreys. “Buckskin coat and leggings, and wearing a cap of coon fur with the tail attached.” #newfrance #cdnhistory #historicalfashion

Voyageurs and Coureur des Bois

A Coureur de Bois by C. “Buckskin coat and leggings, and wearing a cap of coon fur with the tail attached.

A Hôtel-Dieu “sick room” reconstructed at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Notice the altar and crucifix to the right. “Saving souls was as important as healing bodies.” Photo by Steven Darby. #cdnhistory

Health Care in New France

A Hôtel-Dieu “sick room” reconstructed at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Notice the altar and crucifix to the right. “Saving souls was as important as healing bodies.” Photo by Steven Darby.

Scène de la peste de 1720 à la Tourette (Marseille) by Michel Serre.   If you were alive in the 18th century, did you have a better chance at survival: France or New France? #cdnhistory

Disease and Hygiene in New France

The hideout of the Black Death Historical pathogens survived for more than 4 centuries in Europe

Ingénieur 1750-1760. #newfrance #historicalfashion #bourgeious

Fashion in New France (1700-1750)

Destinations and movements of the deportees during the Acadian Expulsion.

Was the Acadian Expulsion Justified?

Ships Take Acadians Into Exile by Claude T. Picard.

Was the Acadian Expulsion Justified?

A Man, Called Sir Martin Frobisher – Artist Unknown (c. 17th century) #cdnhistory

The History of Canadian Thanksgiving

British - A Man, called Sir Martin Frobisher - This painting could be a copy after an unidentified late portrait, possibly by Hieronimo Custodis.

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