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Gold Harbour Chief

Image depicts a Haida man identified as Chief Gold dressed in what appears to be a ceremonial Chilkat robe and woven hat standing in front of a house with a housepost at centre. Photograph was taken at Moresby Island in Haida Gwaii, B. C. Printed around the border of the image is the photographer information "PHOTOGRAPHED BY R. MAYNARD, VICTORIA, . . . B. C." Handwritten inscription on the border reads "Gold Harbour Chief Q. Ch. Is.". Printed on the verso is the photographer information with the inscription "R. Maynard, Photographic Artist, AND DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS, COR. OF DOUGLAS AND JOHNSON STS., VICTORIA, B. C. -- Views of British Columbia and Vancouver Island for Sale." A handwritten inscription reads "Gold Harbour Chief".

Memorial carving for a chief

Image depicts a carving (possibly concrete) of a fish-like creature with a dorsal fin, mounted on stone. The inscription reads CHIEF WIEAHAKYSOU (?) Died Mar 1912 Aged 70 years.

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.

Sisiul print

Image depicts the mythical serpent Sisiul, painted in black on white paper. Additional notes say, "Shutter 50 Ap. 2.8__4"

Sea creature painting

Image depicts a painting of a sea creature, possibly a whale. The painting is done in black, red and blue on white paper.

Eagle painting

Image depicts an eagle, which seems to be painted on canvas rather than paper.

Sea eagle in ovoid form

Image depicts a painting of a sea eagle inside an ovoid form. Additional notes indicate this painting was made by Douglas Cranmer in 1964 or 1965.

D'zonoqua painting

Image depicts a painting of D'zonoqua, done in red and black on white. Additional notes indicate this work was painted by Douglas Cranmer in 1964 or 1965.

Mink and clouds

Image depicts a painting of a mink and clouds, created by Douglas Cranmer in 1965. Additional notes say, "Sh 50 Ap. 2.8"

Eagle Painting Red Border

Image depicts a painting done on wood, depicting an eagle. The painting is flanked by two small carvings that face the painting, depicting a bear and an eagle.

Ovoid painting

Image depicts a painting filled with ovoid shapes that seem to comprise at least one creature. Painting is done in black on white with highlights of red.

Red Border Eye Design

Image depicts a painting with five crests--four resemble bird heads and surround a centre figure that resembles some kind of mammal. The black on white painting is matted with a red border. Slide notes say, "Sh 60 Ap 5-6"

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