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Totem poles - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039000
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

One carving with two figures in proper right foreground, one in background, and one cut-off on proper left edge. These carvings appear to be at a burial site.

Totem poles - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039003
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Multiple totem poles: View down road at docks. Power line with forest and totem poles at proper left

Totem poles

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039010
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Winged figure totem pole in foreground near burial site

Totem poles

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039229
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a glass plate negative of a totem poles and adjacent buildings. Item is labelled, "Indian Village. Alert Bay BC"

Totem poles

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039005
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

View over wire fence. Single pole in centre, mid-ground. Burial plots and additional poles in the background.

Totem pole, Alert Bay (?)

Image of an unidentified totem pole in Alert Bay. A cross stands in the ground next to the pole, possibly indicating that this is a gravesite or graveyard.

Anthony Carter

Totem pole in field

Image depicts a large totem pole standing in a field and surrounded by some brush. This pole resembles one carved by Arthur Shaughnessy, raised in 1924 as a memorial for Chief Wakas . It depicts a Thunderbird with no wings, Dzunuk'wa, Grizzly Bear, Raven, and Sisiyutl.

Totem pole construction

Several individuals, men and women, work on a totem pole located inside a tent. One wall of the tent has been pushed aside to reveal trees and sky in the distance. This appears to have been taken at the same time as item a033228.

Totem pole and buildings

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039233
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a glass plate negative of a totem pole and adjacent buildings. Item is labelled, "Indian Village, Alert Bay BC"

Totem pole - [Thunderbird on Dzunukwa]

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039008
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Labelled: "Indian Totem. Alert Bay B.C." Single pole at centre foreground. Bottom figure's arms are outstretched. Actual title: "Thunderbird on Dzunukwa." Top figure is Thunderbird and figure below is Dzunukwa. Pole was carved by Willie & Joe Seaweed in Blunden Harbour in 1931.

Totem pole - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039012
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Labelled: "Alert Bay B.C.," followed by copyright symbol. Single pole at centre foreground. Fence and forest in background

Totem pole

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039013
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Single pole centre as part of a decorated fence. Top figure is a sun.

Totem pole

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039011
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Labelled: "Totem Poles." Close-up of figure's head facing proper right

Totem pole

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039015
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

View over wire fence into cemetery. 3 totem poles in view: one mid-ground centre; two in background

Totem pole

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039228
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a glass plate negative of a totem pole. Item is labelled, "TOTEM POLES. ALERT BAY. B.C"

Totem pole

A man and a woman are posed with a totem pole inside a tent. They are perhaps painting or restoring the pole. A man at the far right of copy print appears to look at their work. Paint cans are visible on the floor. This photo appears to have been taken at the same time as item a033231.

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