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Carving a totem pole

Image depicts a carver, possibly Douglas Cranmer, working inside on what may be a totem pole. The carving is still in the early stages and it is difficult to tell what will be depicted.

Carving a totem pole

Image depicts Douglas Cranmer in the early stages of carving a totem pole. The pole is outside. A chain saw is visible on the ground.

Carving break

Image depicts Doug Cranmer taking a break from carving. He sits on a wooden bench and his chain saw rests on the ground in front of him.

Carving demonstration by Mungo Martin

Item is a sound recording of an unidentified narrator providing the voice-over for an unidentified documentary. The narrator describes the techniques used by Mungo Martin as he provides a carving demonstration and also the acquisition by UBC of totem poles for Totem Park. The narrator also discusses the tools used by Mungo Martin, his methodology and symbolism used in his carvings. Mungo Martin does not speak during the recording.

Carving details

Image depicts a a closeup view of a carving. It is unfinished, and marks on the wood are visible.

Carving the Saint Catherine totem pole

Image depicts a man, probably Douglas Cranmer, in the early stages of carving the St. Catherines, Ontario totem pole. The pole is outside. He is preparing to use a chain saw to make the early cuts to a pole. Markings are visible, showing where he will cut.

Cecilia John

Portrait of Cecilia John. She is pictured on page 99 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: 'Teh is um'. Cecelia John, 83 yrs, Nootka name, 'Mo ah chat."

Anthony Carter

Cecilia John

Portrait of Cecilia John. She is pictured on page 99 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: 'Teh is um'. Cecelia John, 83 yrs, Nootka name, 'Mo ah chat."

Anthony Carter

Cecilia John (83 yrs)

Portrait of Cecilia John. She is pictured on page 99 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: 'Teh is um'. Cecelia John, 83 yrs, Nootka name, 'Mo ah chat."

Anthony Carter

Celebration of the Raven film soundtrack, Haida singing Part 1

Item is the second of two audio recording of performers singing Haida songs at the opening reception of Celebration of the Raven. The recording is Reel #5 of the soundtrack for the film Celebration of the Raven, directed by Ken Kuramoto, which documented the work process and installation of Bill Reid’s carving titled The Raven and the First Men and its unveiling by the Prince of Wales in 1980.

Celebration of the Raven film soundtrack, ambient noise

Item is an audio recording of ambient noise which was recorded for the soundtrack for the film Celebration of the Raven, directed by Ken Kuramoto, which documented the work process and installation of Bill Reid’s carving titled The Raven and the First Men and its unveiling by the Prince of Wales in 1980. This is Reel #4 of the soundtrack.

Charles Edenshaw in prov. museum

Image depicts a totem pole in Masset, Haida Gwaii, B. C. Inscribed on the image is "totem Poles, Massett [sic] Q. C. I." Handwritten inscription below the image reads "R. Maynard, Artist". Handwritten inscription on the verso reads "Charles Edenshaw in prov. museum." Printed on the verso Is the photographer information in the inscription "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 & Johnson Streets, Victoria, B. C."

Charles Edenshaw in prov. museum

Image is portrait of Charles Edenshaw leaning on frontal house post in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, B. C. Inscribed on the image is "Indian Totem Poles at Skidegate Q. C. I." Handwritten inscription below the image reads "R. Maynard, Artist". Handwritten inscription on the verso reads "Charles Edenshaw in prov. museum." Printed on the verso Is the photographer information in the inscription "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 & Johnson Streets, Victoria, B. C."

Charlie James totem pole

Image of totem pole carved by Charles James.

The pole was re-adzed and re-painted by Kwakwaka'wakw carver Mungo Martin before shipping to UBC in 1947. Repainted and repaired by Ellen Neel (1949) and by Mungo Martin (1950-51). It stood at Totem Pole Park, UBC Campus until it was re-located to the Museum's Great Hall ca. 1976.

Anthony Carter

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