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Jimmie John

Portrait of Jimmie John with one of his carvings. A similar image is pictured on page 97 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Jimmie John, one of the best of the Nootka carvers, shown here displaying a piece of his work, a replica of the famous Chief Maquinna mask."

Anthony Carter

From all over the place [Chiklesaht totem pole]

Image of the lower portion of a totem pole at the village of Chiklesaht, on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. This pole is featured on pages 126-127 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "The only standing totem left at the village of Chiklesaht. The carvings are Sea Otter, Seal and Bear... Bottom section of the same pole shows clearly the bear mother motif with her paws covering the eyes of a human face."

Anthony Carter

From all over the place [Chiklesaht totem pole]

Close-up image of a figure in a totem pole at the village of Chiklesaht, on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. This pole is featured on pages 126-127 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "The only standing totem left at the village of Chiklesaht. The carvings are Sea Otter, Seal and Bear... Bottom section of the same pole shows clearly the bear mother motif with her paws covering the eyes of a human face."

Anthony Carter

August Jack (107 yrs), Ladysmith, Van Isle

Portrait of a man identified by Carter as August Jack, of Ladysmith, BC (on Vancouver Island). This does not appear to be the same August Jack featured in other images in this fonds.

Anthony Carter

August Jack (107 yrs), Ladysmith, Van Isle

Portrait of a man identified by Carter as August Jack, of Ladysmith, BC (on Vancouver Island). This does not appear to be the same August Jack featured in other images in this fonds.

Anthony Carter

August Jack (107 yrs), Ladysmith, Van Isle

Portrait of a man identified by Carter as August Jack, of Ladysmith, BC (on Vancouver Island). This does not appear to be the same August Jack featured in other images in this fonds.

Anthony Carter

Children performers and band at outdoor event

Photograph of a group of children in ceremonial dress and a brass band at an outdoor event, possibly a potlatch. An unidentified man is standing prominently in the foreground of the image. A stamp on the verso of the print indicates that it was printed in 1958.

Mildred Laurie

House posts and beam, Quatsino, BC

Image of the houseposts and beam of what once was a longhouse in Quatsino, BC, on the north end of Vancouver Island. These posts appear to be the same as posts now houses at the Museum of Anthropology (museum item number A50009 a-c). The poles are described on the museum's webiste: "Two upright posts and crossbeam that were part of a large interior house frame (also see records d-f and g-h). The uprights depict sea lions carved in high relief and painted (parts a-b). Their heads are equal size to their bodies. Both part a and b have an eagle in profile within the sea lions front flippers. Part a has a top portion of a face painted on the back of its head that is part of a sisiutl that runs down the seal lions back and into its hind flipper with a serpent's head in each. The cross-beam (part c) is painted and carved as a supernatural double-headed sea lion. All parts are painted black and white with Northwest Coast stylized forms... The Klix'ken (sea lion) House was commissioned by Tza'kyius around 1906, and was the last old style house erected in Xwatis. The beams and figures stood as part of a house frame, and acted as structural supports. Figures represented on house frames were supernatural beings which the family living in the house had the right, through their history and origins, to represent."

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