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Govenor [sic]and Mrs. Michner [sic], Alert Bay

Governor General Roland Michener and his wife Norah pose with a short totem pole. Trees and buildings are visible in the distance. Totem pole appears similar to a pole attributed to Arthur Shuaghnessy that was raised for Kamdatsa (Mrs. Tom Patch) of Village Island or New Vancouver, a woman who lived to be over 100 years old. That pole was eventually raised on her grave.

Governor and Mrs. Michener with short totem at Alert Bay

Governor General Roland Michener and his wife Norah pose with a short totem pole. Trees and buildings are visible in the distance. Totem pole appears similar to a pole attributed to Arthur Shuaghnessy that was raised for Kamdatsa (Mrs. Tom Patch) of Village Island or New Vancouver, a woman who lived to be over 100 years old. That pole was eventually raised on her grave. This print appears to be a duplicate of item a033223a.

Man, girl, and bicycle

A man and female child pose with a patriotically decorated bicycle that includes a de jure flag. The child wears a headband and some native clothing. Other people, a pickup truck, and a building are visible in the background.

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.

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.

Alert Bay, B. C.

View of Alert Bay, B. C. taken September 1954. Initials R S appear in lower right of card. Photo is an aerial view, so structures are difficult to distinguish.

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