Print showing a woman working near an outdoor bread oven, near a house.

Bread

Bread accounted for 60 to 85% of the food consumed in New France on a daily basis. It was baked in outdoor ovens like this one or in hearth ovens. It’s taste and appearance remained the same until the advent of mass-produced sliced bread in the late 19th century.

La fournée au bon vieux temps (The batch of good old days), 1920

Print by Edmond-Joseph Massicotte (1875-1929)

Ink on paper, 22 x 14.5 cm
Musée de la civilisation, collection du Séminaire de Québec, 1993.15230