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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...

Pump drill

Pump drill consisting of a length of wood with a heavy wooden whorl fixed toward the bottom end and a crossbar-like pump arm attached to the upper end; pump arm is free to move up and down the main length of wood through a hole in the arm's c...

Raven rattle and carved face

Wooden raven rattle composed of two complementary parts in the form of raven. Reclining figure on raven's back connected to a frog by protruding tongue. Carved wooden face, perhaps a frontlet for a headdress. Handwritten annotation in pen on ...

Shack on a Beach

Image depicts a woman, possibly Sue Sedgwick, sitting in a shack on a beach on Haida Gwaii.

Side of the Road

Image depicts a vehicled parked on the side of the road, with a view of the coast of Haida Gwaii in the background.

Skeletal remains – Haida

Photograph depicts close-up of unidentified skeletal remains situated on the ground. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “skeleton fallen from burial box at Masset QCIs. Remains were buried near original site”.

Slug

Image depicts a slug on the forest floor somewhere on Haida Gwaii.

Stone fish

Stone figure carved in the likeness of a fish. Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic Section. Oct. 6, 1939”. Numeric annotation on verso: “48-5”

Three argillite totem poles

Three model totem poles carved out of argillite and of various heights standing as a trio against a white backdrop. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “W.E. Collison.” Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resource...

Three argillite totem poles

Three model totem poles carved out of argillite and of various heights standing as a trio against a white backdrop. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “W.E. Collison.” Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resource...

Totem Poles

Image depicts several individuals examining totem poles which are possibly undergoing a restoration process somewhere on Haida Gwaii.

Two argillite bowls

Pedestal bowl carved out of argillite into the shape of a bird next to a table top bowl featuring a seated human figure looking into its centre. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “W.E. Collison.” Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Dep...

Two argillite totem poles

Profile perspective of two model totem poles carved from argillite, set against a white backdrop. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “W.E. Collison.” Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic Se...

Two carved clubs

Figure on the left is a club-shaped cylindrical figure with bulbous human face at one end; abalone shell is inlaid in the face for eyes. Figure on the right is a club carved in the shape of a whale with inlaid eyes and engraved markings on its sid...

Two frog dishes

Figure on the left is a club-shaped cylindrical figure with bulbous human face at one end; abalone shell is inlaid in the face for eyes. Figure on the right is a club carved in the shape of a whale with inlaid eyes and engraved markings on its sid...

Two staffs

Two carved wooden staffs, both inlaid with abalone shell, leaning against a wall side by side, a white sheet serving as a backdrop. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “W.E. Collison.” Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mi...

Two staffs – close-up

Close up perspective of the top of the two carved wooden staffs, both inlaid with abalone shell, leaning against a wall side by side, a white sheet serving as a backdrop. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “W.E. Collison.” Stamped annot...

Unidentified object

Unidentified carved and painted wooden object. Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic Section. Oct. 6, 1939”. Numeric annotation on verso: “46-5”

Unidentified tool and bark shredder

Unidentified tool leaning against a sheeted backdrop. Carved wooden bark shredder, used to soften and break up fibres of cedar bark lying on sheet covered table. Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic S...

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