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Author: Winston Fraser
A photographic journey through the past in North America.
A Homage to a rural life.The drawings, watercolour paintings, and stories within these pages pay homage to rural life in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. They explore the character of the people, the work they do, the pace of their lives, the manner in which they seek to maintain harmony with their surroundings, and their responses to change and the passage of time. These stories express knowledge of family, ancestry, and community: long memories for patterns of weather and the seasons, the joyful and difficult times of the past, the flavour of their speech.
This book features over 65 colourful folk art paintings with scenes of Québec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Switzerland. In a 1970’s setting, Janna recalls stories of her childhood adventures and shares favourite family recipes. She is hoping to ignite the imaginations of children inspiring them to have fun playing using just their imaginations. From the young, to the young at heart, Janna’s detailed folk art paintings and narrative are almost certain to bring a smile across your face, as you are reminded of your own cozy memories from days long ago.Janna’s happy folk art paintings reflect her sense of humour and deep appreciation for the simple things in life. It has been printed that Janna’s whimsical folk art is like a combination of Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell, with extraordinary detail and vivid colors. Through her folk art, it is Janna’s ambition to contribute as much joy to others, by reflecting for generations our heritage and culture.
Le coeur de la ferme is the first book in French on historical barns in the province since 1963, and the first-ever book on the agricultural history of the Eastern Townships. It features a text by Townships historian Louise Abbott that has been translated by Stéphanie Pépin. It also showcases 350 photos by Louise Abbott and Niels Jensen, as well as a rich selection of archival images. This handsome special edition of 306 pages was published by Georgeville Press, a newly established non-profit publishing house in Georgeville, Quebec
Louise Abbott and Neils Jensen
At a time in history when Lennoxville shall no longer be, Kate Kinsman’s, Lennoxville Sketchbook is sure to fly off the shelves quickly. The book is 64 pages with bilingual text and beautiful, both color & black & white sketches of Lennoxville landmarks. Also available are a limited quantity of eight color prints from her book, for $10.00.Kate Kinsman who died in 1998 wrote in her book: I will try to capture the colour and spirit of whatever is left of this charming little Canadian village that the municipal authorities have been making every effort to preserve with all its qualities by every means of their diposal. Here is Lennoxville.
Real life photos showing that life doesn’t stop on arrival in a long term care unit.Photos demonstrating a job well done and the possible rewards for those who choose to work in this milieu. Smiles which we often see and which give sense to our work. And that is what we wanted to share with you.
Marcel Arcand & Claude Croisetière
Our Stories 2.0: More Eastern Townships prose, poetry, art and articles for 2019!
Eighty pages of beautiful photographs of the Eastern Townships photographed over the past forty years. Bilingual text
Dr. Robert Paulette
A History of Barns and Fences in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Since the late 1990s, photographers Louise Abbott and Neils Jensen have travelled thousands of miles in the Eastern Townships of Quebec in their quest to document the remnants of the historic agricultural landscape in the form of barns, fences and silos. The Heart of the Farm showcases over three hundred and fifty of their evocative photos, along with more than fifty rare archival images. The book also features an engaging and enlightening text by Abott that traces the evolution of barns from log to steel and the evolution of fences from wood to wire.
Louise Abbott & Neils Jensen
Under the guiding hand of Alexander Solomon Walbridge, the village of Mystic was to become a small industrial centre, very active from 1868 to 1897, where this businessman and inventor built his foundry. Today, just a single astonishing red structure bears witness to the grand past of the Walbridge family and its long-standing influence on the local countryside. This building, with twelve sides and crowned with a very exceptional roof, turns out to be the oldest polygonal barn in Quebec.
The Walbridge Barn has been designated an historic monument by the ministre de la Culture et des Communications du Quebec in June 2004. along with the ancestral home built in 1843 and still lived in by the family, it made up part of an oppulent estate which include a small European-style château, an expensive greenhouse, affectionately called the conservatory, a man-made lake and a small hydro-electric power station which supplied power to all the buildings.