Image of a small a-frame structure with a small porch located in a grassy area. A individuals is seated on the porch with a large dog on their lap. The image may have been taken at the former Maplewood mudflats in North Vancouver.
The fonds consists of photographs created by Ronnie Tessler between 1986 and 1987 documenting a canoe project by Nisga’a carver Norman Tait. The project was abandoned in the summer of 1987, and the canoe was left uncompleted. The photographs depict models for the canoe, transportation of the log for the canoe to the Museum of Anthropology, ceremonies performed throughout the project, and various stages of work on the canoe and model. Additional photographs from this period depict a totem pole-raising ceremony at Capilano Mall in North Vancouver, as well as portraits of Les Baker, a model Tait wanted to use for a “white man” mask. The fonds is arranged into a single series: Norman Tait canoe project and related materials.
Image of a canoe full of people paddling down a channel or bay. The canoe is seen from a distance, with a rocky shore visible in the foreground, and a hillside covered in buildings and forest visible in the background.