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Saint-Jean-Baptiste - Artifacts

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Saint-Jean-Baptiste: List of artifacts

Bol

Bol

Points of interest: Plains of Abraham

Chalice, 1898
Chalice, 1936

Chalice, 1936

It is rare for a chalice to be decorated with religious icons, but this one is.

Saint-Jean-Baptiste parish collection

Point of interest: Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

Clairon

Bugle

The City of Québec presented the Voltigeurs regiment with this bugle in 1866 for services rendered. The regiment sounded the bugle as a call to fight fires and warn locals.

The instrument was saved from the fire at the armoury on April 4, 2008. Traces of soot are still visible.

Voltigeurs de Québec collection

Point of interest: Québec City Armoury

Effigie du Carnaval

Effigie du Carnaval

Point of interest: Carnival

Objets du quotidien

Everyday objects

Objects found at digs at Martello Tower No. 2 and Cove Fields on the Plains of Abraham. Bone brush. Manually marked “2909 R. McL / R 71” (soldier of the 71st Regiment). Bone and rubber domino, probably from the second half of the 19th century. Derbyshire-type sandstone inkwell. England, 1800–1875. White clay pipe with “E DUMERIL” inscribed on the inside. Émile Dumeril was a pipemaker in Saint-Omer, France, working from 1845 to 1886. National Battlefields Commission archeological collection.

Point of interest: Plains of Abraham

Objets militaires

Military objects

Military artifacts found at Martello Tower No. 2 and the blockhouse dig near the Citadel Lead bullets, early 19th century. Wrought iron harness buckle, probably for a horse. England, 18th–19th century. Royal Regiment of Artillery brass button. Great Britain, 1831–1872. Wrought iron crampon. England, 18th–19th century. National Battlefields Commission archeological collection.

Point of interest: Plains of Abraham

Ostensoir

Monstrance

Object made to commemorate a plane crash involving 7 crew members and 51 pilgrims returning from Rome in 1950. Everyone on board perished. The drawing and inscription at the foot of the monstrance recall the tragedy.

Marguerite Bourgeoys, beatified that same year, is also depicted.

Saint-Jean-Baptiste parish collection

Point of interest: Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

Statuette

Statuette

Terracotta statuette, 19th century. Artifact found at digs at Cove Fields on the Plains of Abraham

National Battlefields Commission archeological collection

Point of interest: Plains of Abraham

Trophy, 1896

Trophy, 1896

Trophy awarded to the Voltigeurs de Québec team at the 1896 shooting championships

The item was saved from the fire at the armoury on April 4, 2008. Traces of soot are still visible.

Voltigeurs de Québec collection

Point of interest: Carnival

Trophy, 1929-30

Trophy, 1929-30

Trophy awarded to the Voltigeurs de Québec team at the 1929–1930 shooting championships

The item was saved from the fire at the armoury on April 4, 2008. Traces of soot are still visible.

Voltigeurs de Québec collection

Point of interest: Québec City Armoury

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