Image depicts a wood relief carving that depicts several figures and crests. The central figure is a seated human. Notes indicate this carving may be from Bella Bella. Additional notes say, "shutter 15 aperature 2.8"
Image depicts a painting with five crests--four resemble bird heads and surround a centre figure that resembles some kind of mammal. The black on white painting is matted with a red border. Slide notes say, "Sh 60 Ap 5-6"
Image depicts a male elder wearing regalia that includes a black tunic with some kind of tassels on the tunic front and on his boots. Other people, both elders and young people, also appear in the picture, wearing regalia. Picture was taken outdoors and a man wearing a button blanket speaks into a microphone.
Fonds consists of scans of two albums of photographs and one enlarged photograph captured by Stanley Read during two separate vacations through interior British Columbia with his wife, Ruth. Also included in the fonds is a journal which Stanley Read used to document the daily events of one of these trips, during which Stanley and Ruth travelled through Gitksan territory/Skeena Country. The photographs capture Gitksan totem poles, people, and wilderness encountered on their travels.
Image depicts a totem pole lying on the ground. Figures are difficult to identify, but the most prominent one is probably human. Read`s diary indicates that this photo was probably taken at either the Kitwanga or Kispiox village site in Gitxsan territory of the Skeena Valley..