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A tour of a Quebec village of wood carvers in 1957

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In a segment titled “all the villagers are craftsmen”, CBC Newsmagazine takes the viewer on a visual tour of the Quebec village of St. Jean Port-Joli, where 65 of its villagers are wood carvers.  André Bourgault, who learned the craft from his father and has taught the other local carvers, including 6 of his children, is seen at work along with several others in the workshop.

Broadcast Medium: Television
Program: Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: June 16, 1957
Duration:4:11

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