As we’ve discussed our latest novel Iqbal, several of you have asked whether we ever had child labourers here in Quebec. We’ve also been discussing how artists sometimes create art to send a specific message. Here is an example of that. It’s a page from a Quebec magazine called L’Album which was published in 1912; more than 100 years ago!
Do you think the artist was for or against child labour?
Can you decode this image?
Source: Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Quebec 2007. L’Album: journal mensuel illustre, vol. 1, nos 1-4, 1912 (octobre)