Find of the Month – Greeting Cards

Every month, an object from the heritage bequest by the Augustinian community is selected by the museum storage facility and archives center teams. Featured this month: Greeting cards.

The Augustinian Sisters’ archives hold several little treasures, which are quite varied.  Here are three examples taken from an album of cards collected by the great-uncle of sister Lise Tanguay, Superior General of the Fédération des monastères des Augustines de la Miséricorde de Jésus. She admitted to us that she quite enjoyed browsing through its pages as a child.

This old card is pleasant and practical. It integrates a tiny calendar of the new year 1908.

© Archives du Monastère des Augustines, Fonds du monastère des Augustines de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec

An English card wishing Merry Christmas. It shows Santa Claus distributing gifts in stockings hanging over a large fireplace.

© Archives du Monastère des Augustines, Fonds du monastère des Augustines de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec

This Christmas card is very original with its three dimensions interior. A fir tree unfolds inside when you open the card.

Carte de Noël
© Archives du Monastère des Augustines, Fonds du monastère des Augustines de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec