exhibition invites you to explore L.M. Montgomery's life (1874-1942) and
visual imagination through a sample of her personal scrapbook pages and
book covers, found in five Canadian archival and museum collections. For
the first time, viewers may see in one place a sample of the images Montgomery
collected, created, and inspired, including souvenirs, photographs, and
Known best for Anne of Green Gables and the Emily books, Montgomery is
a person of national historic significance and a hero of the Twentieth
Century: gifted author, diarist, photographer, letter writer, keeper of
scrapbooks, and newspaper woman.
Her public and private works show Canadian culture as she reflected and
imagined it; the book covers suggest how some of her imaginings were interpreted
and marketed. The images in this exhibition may give you special insight
into the Canada Montgomery has made famous around the world.
Dr. Elizabeth Rollins Epperly, founder of the L.M. Montgomery Institute
at UPEI, is the curator of this virtual exhibition, which will be available
on the world wide Web from August 2002 until August 2007.