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Cowichan salmon weir

File consists of images of a salmon weir on the Cowichan River, Vancouver Island. Some images show individuals on or near the weir with spears. Also included is an image of a salmon store or drying shed, and Carter's wife sitting near salmon that is being barbecued.

Anthony Carter

Harlan Smith fonds

  • 87
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1925, 1999

Fonds consists of photographic prints and text labels used in the “Emergence from the Shadow: First Peoples’ Photographic Perspective” exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, from October 22, 1999 to January 6, 2002. The images depict several different First Nations groups including Haida, Kimsquit, Bella Coola, Ulkatcho-Carrier, Chilcotin, Assiniboine, and Gitksan. The label text incorporates information which Smith recorded at the time of creation. It gives name and age (if known) of the sitters as well as lineage, employment, and style of dress.

Harlan Smith

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

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

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

Men on dock

Photograph of men working on a dock next to fishing boats, possibly in Alert Bay, BC. A stamp on the verso of the print indicates that it was printed in 1957.

Mildred Laurie

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