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Totem Poles, Alert Bay, B. C.

Image depicts two totem poles on the grounds of St. Michael's Indian Residential School in Alert Bay, B. C. The poles include Thunderbirds, Grizzly Bears, and Coopers at the base of each pole. Photo attributed to E. J. Cooke.

Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada Slide Collection

  • 149
  • Collection
  • ([192-] - [195-])

Collection consists of 48 glass lantern slides (29 of them tinted) and 2 negatives. The lantern slides include images related to four Residential Schools: Elkhorn (Manitoba), St. Michael’s (British Columbia), Shingwauk (Ontario), and Choutla (Yukon).

Collection includes images of the schools, classrooms, and different areas of the buildings (dining room, kitchen, etc.); the staff, students, and families engaged in different activities; and surroundings of the schools (cemeteries, churches, villages, etc.). Collection also includes images of landscapes and two images unidentified villages.

Collection might be similar to the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada fonds, at the Anglican Church of Canada Diocese of Rupert's Land, Manitoba.

Lantern slides shows were used during the 1920s and 1930s by the Church of England in Canada to promote the work of their missionaries and to raise funds. The slide shows took place during missionaries’ services, church services, Sunday school groups, and special church programs. Usually, the slide shows were complemented with a text with basic commentary on the mission and content of the slides.

Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada

Longjump pit

  • 30-30-01-30-01-03-a039024
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Longjump pit. Mountie in dress serge, bent over, watching take-off board

Race finish line

  • 30-30-01-30-01-03-a039056
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Race finish line. Shot taken from behind winner as he moves into tape. Mountie seen among spectators

Four runners

  • 30-30-01-30-01-03-a039052
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Four runners. Building and onlookers in background of image

Three runners

  • 30-30-01-30-01-03-a039049
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

3 runners in centre of image, goalpost visible in the background

Runners

  • 30-30-01-30-01-03-a039039
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Blurred. Two runners in lead and one behind, building and observers on proper right are visible

Residential school

  • 30-30-01-30-01-09-a039139
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a photograph of St. Michael's Indian Residential School. An unidentified individual and the harbour appear in the foreground.

Residential school

  • 30-30-01-30-01-09-a039143
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a photograph of St. Michael's Indian Residential School. Harbour appears in foreground

St. Michael's Indian Residential School, Alert Bay

Image of a St. Michael's Indian Residential School in Alert Bay. A similar image is printed on page 35 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Two fine old carved columns stand guard in front of the school."

Anthony Carter

Shooting

  • 30-30-01-30-01-03-a039027
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Man with rifle in foreground, wearing visor and aiming at proper right. Crowd in background, some covering their ears with their hands

Start of race

  • 30-30-01-30-01-03-a039036
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Start of a race in which four boys are visible: one is jumping into tape.

Marching band

  • 30-30-01-30-01-03-a039064
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Band marching. Foreground of photo is overexposed

Pole vault

  • 30-30-01-30-01-03-a039033
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Vaulter in mid-air. Onlookers in background. Officials and spotters on the ground, on either side of the vaulter

Mid-race

  • 30-30-01-30-01-03-a039035
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Race. Blurred. Four boys visible: one in front, one behind, two bunched in the middle

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