Young Marc, son of Aimé, seated on a load of sacks ready for delivery, around 1935.
Starting in 1930, he began making home deliveries to build up his customer base. He rented a horse from his neighbour, Léo Vaillancourt, hitched up his delivery cart and drove out to the second concession road. On each trip, he piled his cart high with large sacks of Lac des Bois bread flour, 100-pound bags of sugar, 85-gallon casks of maple syrup or vinegar, and 140-pound bags of salt for the fishermen. On his door-to-door rounds, he also provided farmers with animal feed such as bags of oats, bran, “brown shorts” and wheat middlings.
Photo source :
Normand Rivard Collection