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[Portrait of woman in blanket]

Image is a head and shoulders portrait of a woman wrapped in a blanket. Underneath the image is a handwritten inscription which reads "Victoria B.C." Photographer information printed on verso with the inscription "Mrs. R. Maynard, Photographic Artist, And Dealer in all Kinds of PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS. Stereoscopic and Large Views of British Columbia and Vancouver Island for sale. COR. DOUGLAS AND JOHNSON STREETS, VICTORIA, B. C."

Victoria B.C. Clams

Image is a posed portrait of a woman wearing what appears to be a Coast Salish woven cedar hat and carrying a basket of clams on her back. In the lower righthand corner of the image is a handwritten inscription which reads "Victoria B.C. Clams". Photographer information printed on verso with the inscription "Mrs. R. Maynard, Photographic Artist, And Dealer in all Kinds of PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS. Stereoscopic and Large Views of British Columbia and Vancouver Island for sale. Corner of Douglas and Johnson Sts, VICTORIA, B. C."

[Portrait of woman seated on tile floor]

Image is a posed portrait of a woman wrapped in a blanket and seated on the ground on a patterned tile floor. Photographer information printed on verso with the inscription "Mrs. R. Maynard, Photographic Artist, And Dealer in all Kinds of PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS. Stereoscopic and Large Views of British Columbia and Vancouver Island for sale. Corner of Douglas and Johnson Sts., VICTORIA, B. C." A handwritten inscription in the lower right corner of the verso reads "Indian (home?) on (Birds?) Inlet, B. C."

[West Coast Indians B. C.]

Image is a posed group portrait of two men, three women, and a girl seated together on an elaborate tile floor. All people pictured are wearing blankets. In the center front of the people is a fur and a small woven basket. Photographer information printed on verso with the inscription "Mrs. R. Maynard, PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST, AND DEALER IN All KINDS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS. Stereoscopic and Large Views of British Columbia and Vancouver Island for sale. Corner of Douglas and Johnson Sts, VICTORIA, B. C."

[West Coast woman]

Image is a posed portrait of a woman clothed from the waist down in a blanket seated on a box or trunk. The woman is seated outdoors in front of a blanket hanging on the wall of a house.

Chief of the W. Coast V. I.

Image is a posed portrait printed in an oval shape of two people leaning on a tree stump. The figure on the left is in city clothes and the figure on the right is wrapped in what appears to be a wool trade blanket. The image appears to have been cut out from another source and mounted on the carte de visite card. Below the oval photograph is a printed inscription that has been trimmed off: "CHIEF OF TH [...] W. COAST V. I." Printed on the verso is the photographer information with the inscription "N. SHAKESPEARE, Photographer, GOVERNMENT STREET. Victoria, V. I."

Indian man V. I., B. C.

Image is a posed portrait of a man from the waist up. The man has a pierced nose. Handwritten inscription on the verso reads "Indian man V. I. B. C."

[Portrait of] Sarah Shee-at-ston

Image is a portrait of a woman wearing a dress and posed with what appears to be furs. Printed on the verso is the photographer information which reads: "S. A. Spencer, Photographer, Victoria B. C." Additional handwritten inscriptions on the verso read "1002", "no. 23", "Sarah A[?]".

Portrait of girl

Image is a head and shoulders portrait of a girl. Printed on verso is photographer information which reads "S. A. Spencer, Photographer, FORT STREET, Victoria, B. C." An additional inscription in pencil reads "Martha".

Portrait of girl and boy

Image is a posed portrait of a seated older girl and younger boy standing on a footstool holding hands. The girl and boy are dressed formally. It appears to be an albumen print on a carte de visite. Photographer information printed on verso with the inscription "S. A. Spencer, FORT STREET, Victoria, B. C." A handwritten inscription reads "[illegible] Reid + boy"

Portrait of doctor

Image is a head and shoulders portrait of a man who appears to be wearing an ornamented headband. A handwritten inscription below the image reads Doctor. Photographer information printed on verso with the inscription "Mrs. R. Maynard, Photographic Artist, And Dealer in all Kinds of PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS. Stereoscopic and Large Views of British Columbia and Vancouver Island for sale. COR. DOUGLAS AND JOHNSON STREETS, VICTORIA, B. C. Additional handwritten inscriptions read "1000" in black ink and "no. 12 (1)" in red ink.

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

Mrs. Sewid and daughters

Photograph of a woman identified as Mrs. Sewid and four younger women identified as her daughters. All five of them are in ceremonial dress. They are standing outside, with a group of spectators behind them. It is not clear what type of event they are at. A stamp on the verso of the print indicates that it was printed in 1958.

Mildred Laurie

Chief Dan George(?) with two women and a child

Photograph of a man who appears to be Chief Dan George with two women in masks and ceremonial robes. One woman is holding a young boy. Based on handwritten annotations from the album in which this print was originally housed, the woman holding the boy is Lily Alford Jolliffe(?), granddaughter of Chief Sewid. The photograph was taken indoors. A stamp on the verso of the print indicates that it was printed in 1958.

Mildred Laurie

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