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Alert Bay Carving
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View of very tall totem pole

Image shows an extremely tall totem pole. It resembles a pole, attributed to carver Jimmy Dick, which stands 173 feet (56.4 meters) tall and is reputed to be the world's tallest totem pole. It was raised in 1973 and was constructed from two poles. The top figure, representing Sun-Man, fell to the ground in 2007. See also item a033274.

Two totem poles in a field

Image depicts two totem poles in an open area. Pole on image left resembles a pole carved by Tony Hunt, Calvin Hunt, Peter Knox, and John Livingston in 1976 as a memorial for Johnathan Hunt. It features Raven, Man Holding a Copper, Sun Holding a Copper, and Killer Whale.

Totem poles at cemetery

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039210
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a photograph of totem poles in the cemetery. The harbour and adjacent buildings also appear. Item is inscribed, "INDIAN CEMETERY. ALERT BAY. B.C."

Totem poles at cemetery

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039208
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a photograph of totem poles in the cemetery. Item is inscribed, "INDIAN CEMETARY (sic). ALERT BAY B.C."

Totem poles - [Thunderbird on Dzunukwa]

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039002
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Two totem poles, in foreground and background, with a wire fence between them. Totem in foreground is "Thunderbird on Dzunukwa," carved by Willie & Joe Seaweed in Blunden Harbour in 1931.

Totem poles - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039007
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Labelled: "Totem Poles Alert Bay B.C." View over wire fence. One pole at centre, mid-ground dominating

Totem poles - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039000
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

One carving with two figures in proper right foreground, one in background, and one cut-off on proper left edge. These carvings appear to be at a burial site.

Totem poles - Alert Bay, BC

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039003
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Multiple totem poles: View down road at docks. Power line with forest and totem poles at proper left

Totem poles

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039010
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Winged figure totem pole in foreground near burial site

Totem poles

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039229
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

Item is a glass plate negative of a totem poles and adjacent buildings. Item is labelled, "Indian Village. Alert Bay BC"

Totem poles

  • 30-30-01-30-01-01-a039005
  • Item
  • [1862-1937, predominant 1930-1937]
  • Part of John Mennie fonds

View over wire fence. Single pole in centre, mid-ground. Burial plots and additional poles in the background.

Totem pole, Alert Bay (?)

Image of an unidentified totem pole in Alert Bay. A cross stands in the ground next to the pole, possibly indicating that this is a gravesite or graveyard.

Anthony Carter

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