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Mildred Laurie Alert Bay With digital objects
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Tall totem pole, Alert Bay, BC

Photograph of a totem pole in Alert Bay, BC. This pole has been called the world's tallest totem pole, though this is a disputed fact since it is actually comprised of two pieces. The pole is not specific to a particular family, but represents multiple tribes of the Kwakwaka'wakw. The pole was completed in the late 1960's and raised in 1973. It is located near the Big House.

Mildred Laurie

Fishing boats, Alert Bay (?)

Photograph of a bay with a line of docked fishing boats. Handwritten annotations on the verso of the print read: "Straight across from our house." A stamp on the verso indicates that it was printed in 1957.

Mildred Laurie