File 15 (68.3-5) - Nisga'a

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15 (68.3-5)

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  • [199-?] (Creation)

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154 photographs + 1 contact sheet
1.5 cm of textual records

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(1948 - 2020)

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File mainly contains historical images of the Nisga'a villages, peoples, and of Nisga'a totem poles. Other images are of modern day Nisga'a totem poles housed in museums in Canada and the United States. The textual records contained in this file are catalogue cards which provide some of the photograph's context, providing information such as the location of the photograph, the people in the photographs, which museum and/or archive collection the image belongs to, and/or the image's catalogue number.

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Many of the prints and negatives in this subseries belong to museums and archives around the world, as noted by the copyright notices on verso of the prints. MOA does not hold copyright to the photographs for any use; therefore copyright must be obtained from the original institution in order to use the photographs for any purpose.

Images have been obtained from the following institutions: Royal British Columbia Museum; National Museums of Canada; American Museum of Natural History; and the Canadian Museum of Civilization [now the Canadian Museum of History].

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93 photographs : b&w ; 12 x 18 cm - 25 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm - 15 photographs : b&w negatives ; 6 x 6 cm - 10 photographs : b&w negatives ; 35 mm - 4 photographs : col. negatives ; 6 x 6 cm - 2 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm - 2 photographs : b&w negatives ; 10 x 12 cm - 2 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm - 1 photograph : col. ; 20 x 25 cm.

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  • Box: William McLennan fonds 68