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Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds Arts and Culture
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Centre Street on Dominion Day

Photograph of Centre Street in Prince Rupert on Dominion Day. The Union Bank of Canada is located on the left side of the street, and a decorative arch can be seen in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Centre Sr. Prince Rupert Domini...

Ceremonial Regalia

Photograph features an arranged collection of Chief’s ceremonial regalia: Chikat robe and Amalayt (headdress), two carved wooden rattles and two leggings.Handwritten annotation in pen on recto reads: “Qush ahlied (?) or Chilcat [sic] Robe worn by ...

Chief's lodge and totem, Nass River, BC

Photograph depicts two men standing at base of totem pole in front of large elaborate lodge building with post reading "MINESQU". Smaller structure stands in background (elevated cache?).Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Chapt...

Chilkat Robe and Headress

Chief’s ceremonial Chilkat robe hung for portrait; associated headress is attached to wall above it. Woven headress features the inset face of a carved wooden bird.Handwritten annotation in pen on verso: “Chief’s Dancing Robe surmounted by Dancing...

Dominion Day celebration 1909

Photograph of a large crowd in formal wear gathered on a slope. Some spectators can be seen perched atop extremely high poles. Annotation on recto reads: "The Crowd at Prince Rupert's Dominion Day Celebration 1909. Allen Photo 1-7-09.&...

Falling totem pole, Nass River, BC

Photograph depicts a totem pole supported by smaller poles, and a second totem pole standing straight in background. Beach in foreground, fence and hills in distance.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Falling greatness, Chapt. XXI No. 5,...

Finback whale crest, Southeast Alaska

Two carved poles stand in foreground, a third smaller pole visible by wood structure in background.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "For heading of Page 12. Fin Back Whale Crest. [?] Totems, S.E. Alaska".

Marching band in Prince Rupert

Photograph of a marching band performing down a wooden road. Spectators can be seen in the foreground and various businesses are in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert BC."

Medicine man grave marker

Two carved wooden figures covered in moss stand side by side with a fallen wooden plank lying between them. Wooden figures have pen marks applied to the surface of the photo.Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Chapt. XIX No. 3. A medici...

Medicine man’s rattle - Haida

Close up of a carved wooden rattle featuring one side which is in the shape of a sun with face.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Medicine man’s rattle. One side representing The sun and the other side The Moon. For heading of Page 20 Medicin...

Medicine man’s regalia - Haida

Display of the tools of the Medicine Man: rattles, statues, hats (crowns), masks, spoons apron and body ornamentation.Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “A medicine man’s outfit. Crowns of bear’s claws, aprons of skins adorned with carv...

Medicine man’s regalia - Haida

Display of the tools of the Medicine Man: snow shoes, rattles, trumpet, hats (crowns), mask, apron and body ornamentation.Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “No. 26 Medicine Man’s Outfit. Bear claw crowns, aprons with charms, rattles, t...

Portrait of a young girl on a chair

Photograph of a young girl believed to be Katy Collison seated for a formal portrait on a wheeled chair. Handwritten annotation in pen on recto reads: "With love from 'Mama'[?] 1907." Handwritten address on verso reads: "M...

Publications Series

Series contains publications on the following subjects: linguistics, First Nations studies, anthropology, museum studies, the Missionary Society of the Church of England, the Metlakatla Inquiry, material culture and Canadian geography. It is belie...

Rock carvings

Carvings visible on a moss covered rocky outcrop. Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “Rock carvings. Copper Mountain, Al”.

Shoreline Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs featuring coppers painting onto a rock face next to a lake.Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “As seen from the R.R. track. By Harlan I. Smith. 4 poles E of 92 mile or about 1 ½ meter E. of Tyce, B.C., Red Pictograph, Not...

Unidentified First Nations village

Shoreline perspective of an unidentified coastal village situated on B.C.’s north coast. European style houses run parallel to a rocky shore. Seven men and one child stand within this frame and totem poles and a mortuary pole are also visible alon...