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Carving a totem pole

Image depicts Douglas Cranmer in the process of carving a pole. The early cuts are made with a chain saw.

Carving a totem pole

Image depicts a carver, possibly Douglas Cranmer, working inside on what may be a totem pole. The carving is still in the early stages and it is difficult to tell what will be depicted.

Carving a totem pole

Image depicts Douglas Cranmer in the early stages of carving a totem pole. The pole is outside. A chain saw is visible on the ground.

Carving before painting

Image depicts a side view of the top of an unpainted carving featuring what may be a Thunderbird. Views of this carving can be seen in items a034483 - a034486.

Carving break

Image depicts Doug Cranmer taking a break from carving. He sits on a wooden bench and his chain saw rests on the ground in front of him.

Carving demonstration by Mungo Martin

Item is a sound recording of an unidentified narrator providing the voice-over for an unidentified documentary. The narrator describes the techniques used by Mungo Martin as he provides a carving demonstration and also the acquisition by UBC of totem poles for Totem Park. The narrator also discusses the tools used by Mungo Martin, his methodology and symbolism used in his carvings. Mungo Martin does not speak during the recording.

Carving details

Image depicts a a closeup view of a carving. It is unfinished, and marks on the wood are visible.

Carving of Grizzly Bear of the Water

Image depicts a carving of a creature that resembles a bear--with fins. The carving sits on a wooden structure, possibly a carver's bench. Several buildings can be seen behind the carving platform.

Carving of Hawaao

Image depicts a carving of an animal that resembles a mountain lion. This carving is a part of the Poles of Arhteeh in Kitwanga.

Carving the Nootka canoe

Image depicts carving a canoe outdoors. The carver depicted may be Godfrey Hunt, who assisted Douglas Cranmer with the Nootka canoe.

Carving the Nootka canoe

Image depicts carving a canoe outdoors. Both Douglas Cranmer and Godfrey Hunt are pictured working on the Nootka canoe.

Carving the Nootka canoe

Image depicts carving a canoe outdoors. Both Douglas Cranmer and Godfrey Hunt are pictured working on the Nootka canoe.

Carving the Saint Catherine totem pole

Image depicts a man, probably Douglas Cranmer, in the early stages of carving the St. Catherines, Ontario totem pole. The pole is outside. He is preparing to use a chain saw to make the early cuts to a pole. Markings are visible, showing where he will cut.

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