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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.

Carving a totem pole

Image depicts Douglas Cranmer in the process of carving a pole. The early cuts are made with a chain saw.

Carving a totem pole

Image depicts a carver, possibly Douglas Cranmer, working inside on what may be a totem pole. The carving is still in the early stages and it is difficult to tell what will be depicted.

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 break

Image depicts Doug Cranmer taking a break from carving. He sits on a wooden bench and his chain saw rests on the ground in front of him.

Carving details

Image depicts a a closeup view of a carving. It is unfinished, and marks on the wood are visible.

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.

Charlie James totem pole

Image of totem pole carved by Charles James.

The pole was re-adzed and re-painted by Kwakwaka'wakw carver Mungo Martin before shipping to UBC in 1947. Repainted and repaired by Ellen Neel (1949) and by Mungo Martin (1950-51). It stood at Totem Pole Park, UBC Campus until it was re-located to the Museum's Great Hall ca. 1976.

Anthony Carter

Chief Johnson (90 yrs), Port Hardy BC, Kwakiutl

Image of Chief Johnson of Fort Rupert BC with an unidentified woman. A portrait of Johnson from what appears to be the same photoshoot is printed on page 36 of Carter's book "From History' locker," with the caption: "? He is the Head Chief over all Kwakiutl Nation, his Indian name is 'Kla-Kwa-Gila' which means, 'Place where they make coppers." At 97 years he is a fine looking man."

Anthony Carter

Chief Johnson (90 yrs), Port Hardy BC, Kwakiutl

Image of Chief Johnson of Fort Rupert, BC. A similar image of him is printed on page 36 of Carter's book "From History' locker," with the caption: "? He is the Head Chief over all Kwakiutl Nation, his Indian name is 'Kla-Kwa-Gila' which means, 'Place where they make coppers." At 97 years he is a fine looking man."

Anthony Carter

Chief Johnson, Fort Rupert, Alert Bay

Image of Chief Johnson of Fort Rupert, BC. A similar image of him is printed on page 36 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "He is the Head Chief over all Kwakiutl Nation, his Indian name is 'Kla-Kwa-Gila' which means, 'Place where they make coppers." At 97 years he is a fine looking man."

Anthony Carter

Chief Johnson, Fort Rupert, Alert Bay

Image of Chief Johnson of Fort Rupert BC with a group of three men and one woman (all unidentified). A portrait of Johnson from what appears to be the same photoshoot is printed on page 36 of Carter's book From History's Locker, with the caption: "He is the Head Chief over all Kwakiutl Nation, his Indian name is 'Kla-Kwa-Gila' which means, 'Place where they make coppers." At 97 years he is a fine looking man."

Anthony Carter

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