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Thomas and Mildred Laurie collection British Columbia Item Image English
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Totem Pole Alert Bay, B. C.

View of totem pole from Alert Bay, B. C. depicting two figures: a man with a bird sitting on his head. Pole appears to be standing in an open area with trees in the background. Lower right corner contains the initials E. T. See also images a033242, a033247, and a033260, which depicts this same image.

Kwakiutl Indian Art

Human figure totem pole from Alert Bay, B. C. The figure appears to be wearing a hat and may be a mortuary pole. Photo by E. J. Cooke, published by J. Barnard Photographers, LTD, Victoria, B. C.

Boat under construction

Image depicts an overturned boat, on land, that has been partially carved. The boat sits in front of a newer wooden structure; another older wooden structure is visible in the top left corner of the image. See also item a033268.

Totem Pole close up

Closeup of very tall totem pole also depicted in item a033272. This pole resembles one reputed to be the world's tallest totem pole. Built in the late 1960s, it was raised in 1973. It is attributed to carver Jimmy Dick and stands 173 feet tall. In 2007 the top of this pole was blown off in high winds.

Alert Bay, centenary celebrations (?)

Photograph of a woman and two girls in ceremonial dress, standing outside at an event of some kind. A stage is behind them. Based on details in similar images in this file, it is possible that they are gathered for an event celebrating British Columbia's centenary in 1958.

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