Series 2004.2.1 - Photographs

Two men fishing in a boat in front of Namu Cannery Canada, B.C., Bella Bella - Indian Missions Man stands behind a Gitksan petroglyph discovered along the Upper Skeena River at Kispiox (?) 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 Three totem carvings in front of various buildings Totem Pole Wuikinuxv (?) Totem Pole, Rivers Inlet, B.C Haida totem pole, Massett, B.C Bella Bella Island Cemetery Body of water with mountains in the background Two women standing on a forested shoreline Field overlooking a forested shoreline Two men walking on a bridge in a forest A bridge and a wooden pathway in the forest Two men sitting on a wooden walkway in a forest Two men on a bridge in a forest Wooden planked building on pilings during construction Two men on a wooden bridge in a wooded area Rushing water in front of a forest Several log booms on the water 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? Waterfall in a forested area The water fall and flume for Brown's Sawmill. Hocsall? River, B.C Waterfall behind log booms Grassy area with fruit-bearing trees Chief Dudeward, Port Simpson B.C A cannery in Ocean Falls Four women cleaning a rug on a wooden walkway Cannery on pilings An elderly First Nations woman and a First Nations man Three First Nations women Two young, unidentified Indigenous siblings posing for a portrait at a Christian Mission First Nations woman Two First Nations boys Elderly Bella Bella First Nations man First Nations family Young First Nations man with his little sister Two First Nations boys and a First Nations girl First Nations boy Elderly First Nations woman walking on wooden walkway Large group of people walking along a wooden pier
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  • [ca. 1898]-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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Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair dealing 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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Part of the Reverend R.W. Large fonds

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