Series 2004.2.1 - Photographs

Two men fishing in a boat with Namu Cannery seen in the background Canada, B.C., Bella Bella - Indian Missions Indian [skins?] relic unearthed at Kispaiyeks Indian Village, B.C., Upper Skeena [River] Looking towards the "head" from Rivers Inlet Hospital Painting hung on a fence Namu group around flag pole Epworth League Officers, Port Simpson First Nations stone relic First Nations man standing to the side of a gravestone Totems of old Kasaan, Alaska Three men standing in front of a totem pole Four totem poles in front of various buildings Totem Pole Indian Totem Pole, Rivers Inlet, B.C Indian Totem Pole, Massett, B.C Bella - Bella [Island Cemetery] Landscape shot - water in foreground, mountains in background and forested shore in mid-ground Landscape shot - grass in foreground, mountain in background, water and two women standing on a f... Landscape shot - grassy meadow and trees in fore-ground, mountains in background and water in mid... Two men walking on a bridge in a forest A bridge and a wooden pathway in the forest Two men sitting on a wooden staircase in a forest, with a bridge in the foreground Two men on a bridge in a forest, with wooden stairs in foreground Wooden planked building on pilings during construction Two men fishing on a wooden bridge in a wooded area Landscape shot - rushing water in the foreground, and a forested area in the background Several log booms on the water, with a forested area in the foreground Cunningham Float, Winter, [Port] Essington, 1915-16 Group of First Nations boys and a minister on a [boat?] Group of First Nations girls with two women on a [boat?] Landscape shot - a river bank in foreground, a forested area in background and a waterfall in mid... The water fall and flume for Brown's Sawmill. [Hocsall?] River, B.C Landscape shot - wood and logs in the foreground and a waterfall in the background Landscape shot - grassy area in the foreground and fruit-bearing trees in the background Chief Dudeward, Port Simpson B.C A cannery in Ocean Falls Four women cleaning a rug on a wooden walkway Cannery on pilings, with other cannery buildings in the background An elderly First Nations woman and a First Nations man Three First Nations women Canada, B.C., Indian Mission First Nations woman Two First Nations boys Elder Bella Bella Native Man First Nations family - two older girls, both holding children, two younger boys and one older boy Young man and First Nations child Two First Nations boys and a First Nations girl First Nations boy Elderly First Nations woman walking on wooden walkway in front of some houses Large group of people walking along a wooden walkway on pilings
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  • [ca. 1900]-1960, prominent 1900-1920 (Creation)

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165 photographs : b&w

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The images consists primarily of 130+ photographs taken by or belonging to Reverend R.W. Large, MD which depict communities on the Northwest Coast between approximately 1898 and 1920 including Bella Bella, Rivers Inlet, and Port Simpson, including native villages in which Reverend Large worked. Images show scenes of native fishing, canneries, mission hospitals, churches, girls schools, portraits of native families, and Northwest Coast totems. Other images include 25+ photographs and postcards from the Large family depicting ships and boats on the North Coast.

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Part of the Reverend R.W. Large fonds

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