Love and Marriage in 19th Century Canada is a brand new exhibit profiling the correspondences between young couples in love during the 1800′s. It is amazing to see that the problems faced then and now are desperately similar; long distance love, families disapprovals, finances. The times have changed but the issues remain the same. The only major difference is that today we never correspond with letters, it is a lost art. We are now relegated to emails and text messages and so much is lost in the modern translation. Imagine receiving a letter like this one, so filled with words of love that they are virtually falling off the page.
Maybe these Canadians know a thing or two about the pursuit of love and the art of the written word.