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Mosquito Totem Pole, closeup of base

Image depicts a close up view of the base of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. The base features figures that resemble humans. Above the man's head the end of the mosquito proboscis is visible. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, top rear view

Image depicts a rear view of the top of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. This portion depicts a side view of the mosquito's head and wings and reveals that the pole is open at the back. From this perspective a church can be seen in the background. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Carving before painting

Image depicts a side view of the top of an unpainted carving featuring what may be a Thunderbird. Views of this carving can be seen in items a034483 - a034486.

Thunderbird totem pole, view of base

Image depicts a side view of the base of a totem pole. From this perspective one possibly human figure can be seen. The figure at the base of the pole appears to have only a head and be wearing a mask.. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034487 - a034492.

Carving a pole

Image depicts a pole that has been partially carved. A carver, probably Doug Cranmer, uses an adze.

Painting a pole

Image depicts painting a totem pole. A woman paints in the foreground; Doug Cranmer stands at the other end of the pole.

A break from carving

Image depicts Doug Cranmer taking a break from carving. He sits on a wooden stool with his chain saw at his feet.

Pole and carver

Image depicts a carver, possibly Godfrey Hunt, working on a partially carved totem pole. Depicted images include a Thunderbird and a figure holding a copper. This may be the St. Catherines. Ontario Centennial Confederation pole, carved in 1967.

Partially carved totem pole

Image depicts Doug Cranmer in the early stages of carving a totem pole. Cranmer squats on one side of the pole while another man stands on the opposite side.

Thunderbird carving, close up

Image depicts the top portion of what may be a small scale totem pole. The image depicted seems to be a Thunderbird, painted in black, white, red, green, and gold. There is another figure below this, but it is not discernible in this photo.

Carving the Nootka canoe

Image depicts carving a canoe outdoors. The carver depicted may be Godfrey Hunt, who assisted Douglas Cranmer with the Nootka canoe.

Wood carving and tools

Image depicts a partially completed wood carving, possibly a canoe. Photo has been taken inside and shows woodworking tools. It is hard to distinguish what the carving is.

Constructing a canoe

Image depicts a carver, possibly Douglas Cranmer, working inside on what may be a canoe. Image is dark and it is difficult to see what he is doing.

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