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Anthony Carter British Columbia Item Totem poles With digital objects
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Anthony Island [totem] poles

Image of a totem pole on Anthony Island. A picture of this pole is printed on page 115 of the book This is Haida, with the caption: "One of the largest poles on the Island. The frog was quite common in the designs of the Anthony Island carvers."

Anthony Carter

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

Ehattesaht, Esperanza Inlet, [Nuu-chah-nulth]

Image of a totem pole located at the Ehahsitaht Village site, just beyond the edge of a rocky beach. The pole is surrounded by trees. A man on the beach appears to be taking a picture of the pole.

Anthony Carter

George Hunt Sr. pole (Kwakwaka’wakw)

Image of totem pole carved by George Hunt Sr. The pole is now part of the museum's collection.
This pole was originally carved for the Edward S. Curtis film "In the Land of the War Canoes" which was originally titled "In the Land of the Head Hunters". The pole was repaired and re-painted by carvers Ellen Neel in 1949 and Mungo Martin in 1950-51. It stood at Totem Park, UBC Campus until it was re-located to the Museum's Great Hall in 1976.

Anthony Carter

Gwayasdums (Gilford Island): totem pole

Image of a totem pole by Gilford Island carver Sam Johnson. The pole depicts the Eagle and "Tzonqua." A picture of Johnson with this pole is printed on page 54 of Carter's book From History's Locker.

Anthony Carter

Gwayasdums, Gilford

Image of old totem poles or carved posts in the village of Gwayasdums on Gilford Island, BC.

Anthony Carter

House of Wiiseks/Wiigyet of Gitsegukla Totem Pole

Image of a totem pole in Gitsegukla owned by Gary Hill Sr. of the house of Wiiseks/Wiigyet. The pole was cut down and as of March 2019 there are plans to make another one.

Additional images of this pole are printed on page 122 of Carter's book Abundant Rivers.

Anthony Carter

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