Item E-04416 - Clay-sa-luke - Comiaken Chief

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Clay-sa-luke - Comiaken Chief

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on album caption.
  • Attributions and conjectures: This photograph is attributed to Frederick Dally.
  • Variations in title: Previously titled: Chemainus or Comiaken Chief by the name of Clay-sul-luke or Clay-sa-Luke

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  • [1866-1870] (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w print

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Item consists of one studio portrait (mid-length) of Clay-sa-luke [Clay-sul-luke], a Comiaken [Chemanus] Chief. Photograph is attributed to Frederick Dally. Photograph has been cropped into an oval and adhered to album page. "Clay-sa-luke - Comiaken Chief" is written by hand below.

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This studio portrait is cropped and featured in Frederick Dally prints: - album 4, page 96, captioned "Clay-sul-luke - Chemanus Chief" (MS-3100.4) - G-03768 (HP020351)
*- The original glass plate negative can be found here: J-04835 (HP083071)

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Accession number(s): 198509-002

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Archives code(s): HP083071

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Subject appears to be featured other studio portraits within the Dally portfolio (see J-03648).

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In the summer of 1866, photographer Frederick Dally participated in a tour of inspection of Indigenous communities around Vancouver Island with the colonial administration on the H.M.S. Scout.

For textual materials that relate to Frederick Dally's 1866 tour of inspection with the colonial administration, in which Indigenous communities around Vancouver Island were visited, see file MS-2443.9 described as "Memoranda of a trip round Vancouver Island and Nootka Sound on board H.M.S. Scout, Captain Price A.D. 1866.12 pp." In many instances, outdated and derogatory terms and attitudes are present in this account by F. Dally to describe Indigenous people and communities. Part of MS-2443 described as Frederick Dally papers in the Frederick Dally fonds (PR-1380).

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