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".
Item is the first of a three part sound recording of an interview with Bill Reid about the origins of his carving The Raven and the First Men, located at MOA. The interviewer is unknown. During the interview Bill Reid discusses how the sculpture was the result of a highly collaborative process involving other artists, his impression of the location of the carving in MOA, and his working relationship with Walter C. Koerner who commissioned the sculpture. He lastly discusses his representation and interpretation of the Haida legend that the carving is based on. This recording is part of Celebration of the Raven which documented the creation of the Raven and the First Men Sculpture, its relocation to the Museum of Anthropology, and the unveiling by the Prince of Wales in 1982.
Image depicts a side view of the top of a carving featuring an eagle. Photo appears to have been taken inside and another piece of art appears to the left side of the photo. Views of this carving can be seen in items a034483 - a034486.
Image depicts a closeup of the head of a freestanding carving. Painted in black, white, and red, it depicts a face with prominent ears, eyes, and mouth. An unpainted section can be seen on the top of the head. See also items a34570 and a34572 for other views of this carving.
Image depicts a side view of a freestanding carving. Painted in black, white, and red, it depicts a face with prominent ears, eyes, and mouth. In this view the white vest and hands are also visible. An unpainted section can be seen on the top of the head. See also items a34570 and a34571 for other views of this carving.
Image depicts a frontal view of a freestanding figure with white feet. The figure also has hands raised to chest height and wears a white vest decorated with crests. See also items a34571 and a34572 for other views of this carving.
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.
Image depicts two rectangular wooden panels carved with a variety of figures and crests. Central to both carvings is a figure with large ovoid eyes. This view shows the top carving littered with what looks to be sawdust. These may be the McMichael lintels.
Image depicts two rectangular wooden panels carved with a variety of figures and crests. Central to both carvings is a figure with large ovoid eyes. This view shows details of the carvings' left sides. These may be the McMichael lintels.