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Thomas and Mildred Laurie collection Canada With digital objects
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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.

Painted sheet at Alert Bay event (?)

Photograph of a painted sheet and small portion of a painted board that are displayed in a field in Alert Bay, BC. Based on the content of related images in this file, this photograph was likely taken at an outdoor event and/or salmon barbecue.

Painted sheet at Alert Bay event (?)

Photograph of a painted sheet and small portion of a painted board that are displayed in a field in Alert Bay, BC. Based on the content of related images in this file, this photograph was likely taken at an outdoor event and/or salmon barbecue.

Children performers and band at outdoor event

Photograph of a group of children in ceremonial dress and a brass band at an outdoor event, possibly a potlatch. An unidentified man is standing prominently in the foreground of the image. A stamp on the verso of the print indicates that it was printed in 1958.

Mildred Laurie

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