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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.

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 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.

Traditional B. C. Coast Architecture

The Alert Bay Community House, completed in 1963. The two post arches are 17 feet high, supporting two 70 foot logs, each measuring 3 feet in diameter and weighing 5 tons. The roof has a large opening at the center to allow smoke to escape from the open pit fire. Photo by Eric J. Cooke; published by J. Barnard Photographer LTD, Victoria B. C.

Two men in ceremonial dress, Alert Bay

Portrait of two men in ceremonial dress, one of whom is holding a carved and painted stick. The men are standing in front of a painted board and sheet, in a filed 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.

Two totem poles in a field

Image depicts two totem poles in an open area. Pole on image left resembles a pole carved by Tony Hunt, Calvin Hunt, Peter Knox, and John Livingston in 1976 as a memorial for Johnathan Hunt. It features Raven, Man Holding a Copper, Sun Holding a Copper, and Killer Whale.

Two women and a table of salmon

A woman stands next to a table holding a fillet of salmon ready for barbecuing. Another woman sits at the table preparing other fillets for cooking. Trees and blooming shrubs are visible in the background, as is a structure that may be an outhouse.

Two women in ceremonial dress and a girl

Two women in ceremonial dress stand in front of a wall painted with designs, some of which resemble a face. A blond girl poses in front of the women. The back of the photo is labeled Laurie. The women may be Mrs. Crammer and Mrs. Alfred, ceremonial dancers. See also item a033232.

View of very tall totem pole

Image shows an extremely tall totem pole. It resembles a pole, attributed to carver Jimmy Dick, which stands 173 feet (56.4 meters) tall and is reputed to be the world's tallest totem pole. It was raised in 1973 and was constructed from two poles. The top figure, representing Sun-Man, fell to the ground in 2007. See also item a033274.

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