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Virginia Kehoe fonds

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  • ca. 1964 - 1970

This fonds consists of 201 photographs taken by Virginia Kehoe of various art created by Douglas Cranmer. The photographs include large scale totem pole and canoe carving projects, and smaller scale masks, carvings and artwork projects. There are also several photographs of events attended and photographed by Virginia Kehoe.

Virginia Kehoe

Large-scale carvings

File consists of photographs of six large-scale carving projects created by Douglas Cranmer. There are five totem poles photographed, which include a mosquito totem pole, a thunderbird, man and Sisiutl totem pole for private commission in Illinois in 1965, two smaller-scale totem poles and, predominantly, the process of carving the St. Catherine’s Centennial 40 foot totem pole in 1966, including photographs of the initial stages of carving and transportation of the pole. Photographs also show the process of creating a Nootka canoe for the Royal Museum of British Columbia building in Victoria, B.C. Photographs include sketched plans for the canoe and Douglas Cranmer and Godfrey Hunt working on the carving of the canoe outdoors and indoors.

Virginia Kehoe

Mosquito Totem Pole

Image depicts a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer featuring a mosquito at the top. The pole stands in front of a small building, possibly a carving shed. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, front view

Image depicts a frontal view of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. The base features figures that resemble humans. A mosquito with a long proboscis and six legs perches on the human's head. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, closeup of base

Image depicts a close up view of the base of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. The base features figures that resemble humans. Above the man's head the end of the mosquito proboscis is visible. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, top close up

Image depicts a close up view of the top of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer featuring a mosquito. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, top side view

Image depicts a side view of the top of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. This view shows details of the mosquito's head, eye, and mouth. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, side view of midsection

Image depicts a side view of the midsection of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. This portion depicts the mosquito's wings, legs, and proboscis. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, base frontal view

Image depicts a frontal view of the base of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. This portion depicts a human figure sitting with arms wrapped around bent legs. Two other human figures are positioned on each side and behind. The mosquito's feet are perched on the human figure's head. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, frontal view

Image depicts a frontal view of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. The mosquito perched on three human figures stands in front of a carving shed. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, top rear view

Image depicts a rear view of the top of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. This portion depicts a side view of the mosquito's head and wings and reveals that the pole is open at the back. From this perspective a church can be seen in the background. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Carving a totem pole

Image depicts Douglas Cranmer in the early stages of carving a totem pole. The pole is outside. A chain saw is visible on the ground.

Carving a pole with a chain saw

Image depicts Douglas Cranmer in the early stages of carving a totem pole. The pole is outside. He is preparing to use a chain saw to make the early cuts to a pole. Markings are visible, showing where he will cut.

Totem pole base, close up

Image depicts a frontal view of the base of a small-scale totem pole in front of a door. A seated human figure is visible. See items a034476 - a034482 for other views of this pole.

Old pole, artist unknown

Image depicts a small-scale totem pole in front of a door. The pole depicts several figures, some human and some seated. See also items a034476 - a034482 for other depictions of this pole.

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