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Mortuary totem pole at Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, BC
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- Graphic material
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October 1913 (Creation)
Physical description area
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.6 x 13.8 cm
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Scope and content
Large bear carving sits on top of wide pole, erected in memory of a chief of the Bear crest. Lines of houses stand in background.
Printed below image: "Totem Pole. Old Massett. Q.C.I / J.D. Allen photo Co."; handwritten below: "Mortuary Pole Bear [Crest?]"; on verso: "For Chapt. XIX. The old style and the new. Mortuary Pole & modern houses. No. 3. W.H.C. Oct. [6/ ?] 13".
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Location of originals
Northern BC Archives & Special Collections
Availability of other formats
.tiff & .jpeg
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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
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.
Item is part of The Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds.
Photograph was printed on post card paper.