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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, 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.

Finishing touches on the pole

Image depicts a nearly completed totem pole with a man, possibly Douglas Cranmer, working on it. Vintage cars are visible in the distance.

Partially carved totem pole

Image depicts a partially carved totem pole lying on the ground. One end of the pole has had rough cuts made; the other end still has bark.

Carving a pole

Image depicts a carver, possibly Godfrey Hunt, carving on a totem pole. He is possibly using a file.

Carving the Saint Catherine totem pole

Image depicts a man, probably Douglas Cranmer, in the early stages of carving the St. Catherines, Ontario 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.

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