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Portrait of girl and boy

Image is a posed portrait of a seated older girl and younger boy standing on a footstool holding hands. The girl and boy are dressed formally. It appears to be an albumen print on a carte de visite. Photographer information printed on verso with the inscription "S. A. Spencer, FORT STREET, Victoria, B. C." A handwritten inscription reads "[illegible] Reid + boy"

Slave girl

Image is a posed portrait of a young woman or girl clothed from the waist down in a blanket. She is seated outdoors in front of a blanket hanging on the wall of a house. Handwritten inscription on verso of photograph reads "Slave girl Native F? M? B.C."

Indian chief, Nanaimo

Image is a posed portrait of a man holding a cane and standing on an elaborate tiled floor. Handwritten inscription on verso reads "Indian chief. Nanaimo"

Indian woman, Birds Inlet, B. C.

Image is a posed portrait of a woman seated on the floor next to what appears to be a woven willow clam basket. The woman is wearing a wool blanket shawl. Handwritten inscription on verso reads "Indian woman Birds? Inlet, B. C."

Shee-Shadi indian, V. I.

Image is a head and shoulders portrait of a man printed in vignetted oval shape. Below the portrait is inscribed "SHEE-SHADI INDIAN, V. I." Handwritten inscription on verso reads "[Illegible] Rupert, B. C."

Masset Village

Image depicts canoes, house, house posts, and totem poles on a shoreline in Masset, Haida Gwaii, B. C. Handwritten inscription on the verso reads "This is a Indian Village in Masset B. C. at the turn of the century. As you can see there are a lot of wooden shacks, totem poles and canoes. it is a very wild and remote area [redacted]. grandfather Crosby used to travel to these remoat [sic] villages by canoe." Image appears to be reproduction of a039351.

Chief's House at Masset

Image depicts exterior view of Chief Wiah's Monster House and frontal house post in Masset, Haida Gwaii, B. C. In front of the house are ten seated figures. Image appears to be reproduction of a039353.

Massett Village

Image depicts canoes, house, house posts, and totem poles on a shoreline in Masset, 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 "Massett [sic] Village 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 "Indian Totems Queen Charlotte's Island".

Granney's Cannery

Image depicts an exterior view of a cannery and cannery workers in Rivers Inlet, B. C. Printed around the border of the image is the photographer information "PHOTOGRAPHED BY R. MAYNARD, VICTORIA, . . . B. C." 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." Handwritten inscription reads "Granney's Cannery - Rivers Inlet" and "No 3".

Methodist mission, Laxgalts'ap (Greenville), B. C.

Image depicts a crowd of people standing in front of a building with banners and what appears to be a Chilkat textile in Laxgalts'ap (Greenville), B. C. Printed on the image is the inscription "METHODIST MISSION, GREENVILLE. 16 MILES UP NASS." Printed around the border of the image is the photographer information "S. A. SPENCER, Fort Street, VICTORIA, B. C." Handwritten inscriptions on the verso read "Mission house, Port Simpson" and "No 21".

Captain John Shawalas

Image is an oval head and shoulders portrait of a man identified in an inscription below the image as Captain John Shawalas. An additional handwritten inscription reads "native assistant at Chilliwack Indian Mission, an old hereditary chief".

Skowkale Church, Chilliwack Valley, B. C.

Image is a posed group portrait in front of a church building. Location is identified in a handwritten inscription below the image as Chilliwack Valley, B. C. Image has been crossed out in pencil and the words "not to be used" are inscribed above the image.

Steamship's deck

Image depicts a steamship's deck. Visible are four men standing within and adjacent to the ship's cabin. In the background is the ocean and land in silhouette. Printed around the border of the image is the photographer information "PHOTOGRAPHED BY R. MAYNARD, VICTORIA, . . . B. C." 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 "No 10".

Chief's House at Massett

Image depicts exterior view of Chief Wiah's Monster House and frontal house post with ceremonial entrance in Masset, Haida Gwaii, B. C. In front of the house are ten seated figures. Printed around the border of the image is the photographer information "PHOTOGRAPHED BY R. MAYNARD, VICTORIA, . . . B. C." Handwritten inscription on the border reads "Chief's House at Massett [sic]". 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 "Chief's House at Massett [sic]".

Chief Skedan’s Mortuary Pole and House Chiefs Peep at from a Distance

Image depicts exterior view of small house built within the frame of the House Chiefs Peep at from a Distance with two Watchmen figures with potlatch hats sitting atop the corner posts of the original house and frontal pole. On the left is a mortuary pole raised for Skedans, head chief of Skedans village with Skedan's crests: a moon with a Thunderbird face at top, mountain goat, and grizzly bear at the base. Printed around the border of the image is the photographer information "PHOTOGRAPHED BY R. MAYNARD, VICTORIA, . . . B. C." Handwritten inscription on the border reads "Skidegate Indian house & poles Skidegate 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."

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