MISCOUCHE – Island historian Georges Arsenault will give an illustrated talk in English on Wellington photographer, Eddy Gaudet (1895-1974), at the Acadian Museum in Miscouche on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m.
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Eddy Gaudet and his horse, circa 1920.
“Eddy Agno,” as he was known locally, was a farmer, carpenter and blacksmith. Around 1917, he bought a Kodak No. 2A Folding Autographic Brownie camera. He took many photos of family members working and playing on the family farm. He also photographed some of the farm animals and farm buildings.
His collection includes interesting photos taken at the blessing of the fishing boats in Mont-Carmel, at church picnics and at Saint Anne’s Day in Lennox Island.
Arsenault has been collecting old photos from Acadian family albums for a number of years. The Eddy Gaudet collection is the most impressive one he has discovered thus far.
Attendees at the talk will also have the opportunity to visit the photographic exhibit “Acadian Men of Prince Edward Island: A Journey Through Generations” currently on display at the Acadian Museum.
Admission to the talk is free, but donations are welcomed.