Item a060272c - 21 June 1958 Alert Bay Centennial Celebrations

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21 June 1958 Alert Bay Centennial Celebrations

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According to note from donor, photograph was ordered from a local photographer on June 21, 1958. Photo was possibly taken by Wilson Duff.

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  • June 21, 1958 (Creation)
    Alert Bay

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1 photograph : b&w print ; 12 x 10 cm

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(1938 - 1986)

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Item is a photograph of three young women, and two young girls standing in ceremonial dress (button blankets; carved and painted [wolf?] mask; and headdresses made of woven cedar, weasel(?), abalone, and eagle feathers). They are gathered for an event celebrating British Columbia's centennial in Alert Bay in 1958. Daisy Neel is in the centre wearing the frontlet and her twin sisters are the young girls in front of her. Emma Sewid [Seewid; Seaweed?] and Mabel Sewid [Seewid; Seaweed?] are on either sides of them.

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Copy of this image is also available in the MOA General Photograph Collection, item 2005.001.120

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Created by Emma Metcalfe Hurst, August 2022.

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