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Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds
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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...

Children at play

Seven young boys enjoying a game of tug-a-war alongside a wooden track. Track runs along a picket fence through a village. A small girl watches the fun from the sidelines and older woman carries a basket in the background. Handwritten annotation i...

Children gathered at Metlakatla Church

Several unidentified individuals can be seen on front steps of church and a group of small children in white stand in line below steps. Other community buildings are visible in background, white fence crosses foreground. Photograph depicts the fir...

Children gathered at Metlakatla Church

Several unidentified individuals can be seen on front steps of church and a group of small children in white stand in line below steps. Other community buildings are visible in background, white fence crosses foreground. Photograph depicts the fir...

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".

First Nations jail at Metlakatla, BC

Photograph depicts a man and woman standing on steps to a round tower in fenced area. Roofs of other buildings can be seen below on right; water and shore visible in background.Printed on image: "Indian Jail, Metlatkla".

Funeral party on beach at Metlakatla, BC

Photograph depicts a group of men, women, and children walking across beach towards water. Buildings visible on shore in left background.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Funeral party - en route to boat Metlakatla BC (Taking body over ...

Mission hospital in Metlakatla, BC

Photograph depicts a large two-storey building with the sign: "CALEDONIA HOSPITAL". Fence crosses foreground, hills visible in background.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Mission Hosp at Metlakatla B.C."

Mission house in Kincolith, BC

Photograph depicts tall building, with long shorter section crossing midground in front. Path runs through garden in foreground.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Back of Mission House Kincolith".

Monument at Port Simpson, BC

Tall monument featuring a man's profile stands in foreground. Base of monument features writing on plaques.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "No. 30 Paul [Segaics?] Monument at Port Simpson".

New church building at Metlakatla, BC

Photograph depicts fenced area in front of church building with turret. Other community buildings can be seen in background.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Metlakatla Church. Replacement for larger church lost in village fire 1903?&qu...

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Series consists of images pertaining the Collison family, North Coastal First Nations communities, means of transportation along North Coastal British Columbia, and various church structures and religious events.

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