File 13 (67.1-5) - Salish

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13 (67.1-5)

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  • [199-?] (Creation)

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203 photographs + 16 contact sheets
5.3 cm of textual records

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(1948 - 2020)

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File contains a combination of historical photographs depicting village life of the Coast Salish people, and modern day photographs of Salish artifacts housed in various museums around the world. The historical photographs contain images of Coast Salish peoples, totem poles, house posts, canoes, and petroglyphs. The modern day photographs contain images of Coast Salish artifacts such as blankets, spindle whorls, masks, carvings, house posts and totem poles, and household items such as combs and bowls. The textual records contained in this file are photocopies of images of Coast Salish artifacts housed in various museums around the world.

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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; American Museum of Natural History; National Archives of Canada [now Library & Archives Canada]; Province of British Columbia Archives and Records Service Visual Records Unit; National Museum of the American Indian; Glenbow Museum; Canadian Museum of Civilization [now the Canadian Museum of History]; National Museums of Canada; Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture; and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

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77 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm - 26 photographs : b&w negatives ; 6 x 6 cm - 25 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm - 20 photographs : b&w ; 12 x 18 cm - 20 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm - 11 photographs : col. ; 20 x 25 cm - 10 photographs : b&w slides ; 35 mm - 7 photographs : b&w negatives ; 10 x 12 cm - 4 photographs : b&w ; 9.5 x 16 cm - 2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm - 1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 22 cm

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