Item 2009.7.1.086 - Haida canoe on beach at Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, BC

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Haida canoe on beach at Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, BC

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  • [1898?] (Creation)

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4 photographs : b&w ; 8.2 x 14 cm

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Photograph depicts an unidentified individual leaning against a large overturned dugout canoe; barrel, bucket, and wood planks in foreground. Houses and other buildings can be seen on shore above beach, and two unidentified individuals stand in distance on far right.

Handwritten annotations on verso read: “Haida canoe on beach at Masset / ? 1898”; “No. 4 Page 5. Haida Canoe ready for steaming to [widen?] out and finish.”

An original negative of this photograph is held by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, no. 26664.

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  • English

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Northern BC Archives & Special Collections

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.tiff & .jpeg

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Personal or academic use of photographic materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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Item is part of The Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds.

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Stamped annotation on verso of one photograph reads: “DEPARTMENT OF MINES GEOLOGOCIAL SURVEY PHOTOGRAPHIC DIVISION. FEB 13 1914”; “26664[handwritten over stamp]”.

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