The crux of my analysis remains the use of material goods and adherence to social etiquette by administrative officials in New France. Although I started with the governor-general and intendant, I've found it more dynamic to include other characters, including bishops and regional authorities, to show that the Vaudreuil family and Intendant Dupuy were hardly alone in their ownership and use of furniture, tapestries, and other items. Future posts will introduce new stories that build on this theme, bridging social history with material culture, architecture, and the decorative arts.
P.S. Un grand merci aux lecteurs francophones ! Bien que ce blog ait été conçu dans le cadre d'un cours universitaire aux Etats-Unis, vos commentaires sont les bienvenus !