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Stanley E. Read fonds

  • 94
  • Archief
  • [1946?] - 1948

Fonds consists of scans of two albums of photographs and one enlarged photograph captured by Stanley Read during two separate vacations through interior British Columbia with his wife, Ruth. Also included in the fonds is a journal which Stanley Read used to document the daily events of one of these trips, during which Stanley and Ruth travelled through Gitksan territory/Skeena Country. The photographs capture Gitksan totem poles, people, and wilderness encountered on their travels.

Stanley E. Read

Scrubland and mountains

Image depicts a large expanse of open land with snow covered mountains in the distance. The foreground includes several tree stumps and possibly a fence..

Tree trunk at water's edge

Image depicts an object that may be a bent tree trunk at the edge of a body of water. The foreground contains brush; mountains are visible in the distance.

Fleet of boats

Image depicts a fleet of boats, likely fishing boats, on the water. Trees and mountains are visible in the distance.

Launching a boat

Image depicts either the launching or landing of a boat. Another smaller boat is visible on the left side of the image. The fleet of boats from item a034785 is visible behind these two smaller boats.

Boats in harbour

Image depicts a variety of boats moored in a harbour. Some other structures, possibly related to the harbour, are also visible.

Waterfall and trees

Image depicts a large waterfall, possibly one located on the Skeena River along the Salmon Trail in New Hazelton, B. C. A wooden structure, possibly a foot bridge, can be seen in the lower part of the image.

Waterfall closeup

Image depicts a large waterfall, possibly one located on the Skeena River along the Salmon Trail in New Hazelton, B. C. This image may be a closeup of the waterfall depicted in image a034790.

Woman in a canoe

Image depicts a woman seated in a canoe along the shoreline. The canoe appears to be propped on a wooden beam that keeps it from drifting away. The woman may be Ruth Reed, the photographer's wife.

Lighthouse

Image depicts a lighthouse and several other buildings that stand atop a rocky cliff at the edge of a body of water.

River rapids

Image depicts a river, perhaps the Skeena River, with rapidly flowing water. Evergreen trees are visible along the river banks.

River landscape

Image depicts a river, perhaps the Skeena River, with rapidly flowing water. Evergreen trees are visible along the river banks. An individual, possibly Ruth Read, can be seen standing at the river's edge.

Flora

Image depicts an area filled with blooming flowers and leaves from other nearby plants.

Deer in a clearing

Image depicts a deer running through a clearing. In the distance are several unidentified, human-made constructions, trees, a river, and mountains.

Face carving

Image depicts a human face, probably carved in wood. The image is cropped, but it appears that trees are growing behind this sculpture. This carving may be from Kitwanga, BC, as described by Read in his journal.

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