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Docked ships at Alert Bay

Image of several docked ships at the Harbour of Alert bay with houses in the background.

William Carr

Telegraph Cove

Image taken from ship in Telegraph Cove on the Georgia Strait.

William Carr

The Princess Marguerite

Image of the steamship the Princess Marguerite sailing in the Georgia Strait. The Princess Marguerite was built for the B.C Coast Service by the Fairfield Company of Glasgow, Scotland. It commonly sailed the Seattle-Victoria-Vancouver triangle.

William Carr

Forest after fire

Image of an unknown hillside with burned trees which are most likely the remains of a forest fire .

William Carr

Forest after fire

Image of an unknown hillside with burned trees which are most likely the remains of a forest fire .

William Carr

Ferry dock

Image of a ferry dock over an unidentified water way. In the foreground of are two cars.

William Carr

Prevent Forest Fire sign in Manning Park

Image of a roadway in Manning Park. In the foreground is a 'Prevent Forest Fire' sign in the shape of a mock gallows with a hanging cigarette. The side of the sign reads "Ye Olde Manning Park Gallows" The bottom of the sign reads "The One Who Dropped It Should Also Be Hanged. Prevent Forest Fires. B.C. Forest Service.

William Carr

Alert Bay totem poles

Image of two totem poles at Alert Bay. In the foreground is a memorial pole for Chief Wakas. It was raised in 1924 and carved by Arthur Shaughnessy. In the background is a memorial pole for Amos Dawson's uncle. Carved by Charlie James.

William Carr

Alert Bay memorial pole

Image of a memorial pole at Alert Bay. Inscription at the bottom held by the figure reads "In loving memory of Tlaowa Latle of the Qiowasudinuk (Kwakwaka'wakw: Kwikwasut'inuxw) Tribe. Died Nov. 9 [rest of inscription illegible].

William Carr

Alert Bay totem poles

Image of two totem poles at Alert Bay. In the foreground is a memorial pole for Chief Wakas. It was raised in 1924 and carved by Arthur Shaughnessy. In the background is a memorial pole for Amos Dawson's uncle. Carved by Charlie James.

William Carr

Docked ships

Image of several docked boats. The large steamship is the Catala.

William Carr

Pole of Gurhsan, Gitsegyukla

Image depicts a totem pole erected in a farming area. It stands behind a rail fence and in front of a wooden barn. Read's notes state: "The Owl, or Grave-of-Gurhsan, form representation of the mythic owl. The pole dates from about 1913, was carved by Arthur Wilson, of Larksail phratry."

Pole of Mawlarhen, close up

Image depicts a close up of a totem pole, depicting the face of a human-like figure at its base. Read's note indicates this is the Pole of Mawlarhen at Gitsegyukla. "Raven at top; half pole uncarved; then large eagle, with folded wings; sitting frog; frog hanging with head down; bottom, the Man of the Comb whose hands, raised with palms forward are like native combs. Pole c1925, was about 40 years old. Erected to commemorate Mawlarhen and his sister Poking Bullhead. Carver local artist, Jimmy Good of the Fireweed phratry." See also item a034838 for another view of this pole.

Two totem poles

Image depicts two poles standing in an open area. The front pole features a human-like creature on visible portion. The back pole also includes a human figure at the bottom with an owl on top. The figures on the bottom may be crest figures (Leading In or Halfway Out) or a Man of the Wild. Read's note suggests that one of these may be a Pole of Hrkyadet at Kispiox.

Rural church

Image depicts a rural church standing in a clearing with mountains in the distance. This may be St. Paul`s Anglican Church in Kitwanga.

Three totem poles

Image depicts three totem poles, standing in an open area. Reads note under this photo indicates that the pole on the left may by a Snag-of-the-Sand-Bar pole from the House of Chief Skogum Laxhe. The pole on the right may be Chief Laxhes Hat-of-Tsagyem-hanak Pole. See also item a034837 for a closeup of the Snag-of-the-Sand-Bar pole.

Carving of Grizzly Bear of the Water

Image depicts a carving of a creature that resembles a bear--with fins. The carving sits on a wooden structure, possibly a carver's bench. Several buildings can be seen behind the carving platform.

Read Notes

Read's note cards detail information about three groups of totem poles and contain text and page references to Marius Barbeau's book, Totem Poles of the Gitksan, Upper Skeena River, British Columbia (published by the Canada Department of Mines and the National Museum of Canada, 1929).

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