Here's an interesting book set in the wilds of 1930's Quebec. Written and illustrated by Pascal Blanchet and based on a true town by the name Rapide Blanc. The artwork is beautiful, and though it has more of a 50's/60's commercial look to my eye, really pulls you out of time to an earlier day.
I think I'll give this one a shot.
Pascal's website: http://www.pascalblanchet.ca/