File 1 (60.13-14 & 61.1) - Tsimshian

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1 (60.13-14 & 61.1)

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  • [199-?] (Creation)

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130 photographs and 1 postcard

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(1948 - 2020)

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File contains images of Tsimshian artifacts housed in museums in British Columbia and in what is now known as the Canadian Museum of History. The file also contains images of Tsimshian villages along the Nass River, and historical photos of Tsimshian peoples.

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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: National Museums of Canada; British Columbia Archives and Records Service Visual Records Unit; Royal British Columbia Museum; Museum of Northern British Columbia; Vancouver Public Library; National Archives of Canada [now Library & Archives Canada]; American Museum of Natural History; and the Canadian Museum of Civilization [now the Canadian Museum of History].

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17 photographs were removed from this file and moved to the Haisla file in this subseries. They had originally been misidentified as Tsimshian.

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71 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm - 21 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm - 14 photographs : b&w ; 10x13 cm - 1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 23 cm - 3 photographs : col. ; 20 x 25 cm - 2 photographs : col. ; 20 x 11 cm - 1 photograph : col. ; 10 x15 cm - 17 photographs : b&w negatives ; 5.5 x 5.5 cm - 7 photographs : b&w negatives ; 10 x 13 cm - 7 photographs : col. negatives ; 10 x 13 cm - 3 photographs : col. negatives ; 5.5 x 5.5 cm

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  • Box: William McLennan fonds 60
  • Box: William McLennan fonds 61