An Indian encampment on the Fraser River. Encampment of Scachett [sic] [Skagit?] Indians at New Westminster Fraser River Brit. Columbia who came to celebrate the Queens [sic] Birthday and engage in the Canoe Races on that occasion. The blurred figures of an Indian woman, and child, the first separating the childs [sic] hair whose head is resting against the womans [sic] knees, catching the lice, and cracking them between her teeth; I have seen this done very many times F. Dally.
Candle fish, on sticks drying. Harrison River Indians encamped at New Westminster, Fraser River on the Queen['s] Birthday (1868) six different abodes. Shewing [sic] on the left of the photo a number of Oolachins (or candlefish) drying in the sun, also baby in basket cradle in front of the man standing up. [On reverse]: An indian encampment on the Fraser River (Harrison River Indians) British Columbia.
Harrison River Indians encamped; Indian basket cradle in front of the man standing upright; sticks and matting to form their tents; Oolachins or the candle fishes drying on sticks; the place where they had encamped was dangerous to stand about on, as for days afterwards the grey-backs (lice) were quite numerous and very hungry, as I can personally testify to, to my annoyance and disgust. Lo the poor Indian!! Have you used Pear's [Pears'] Soap? F.D.
Indian Lodge. Fraser River. B. Columbia
Indians encamped. Indian hut at Chapmans [Chapman's] Bar, Fraser River, Brit. Columbia. no. 47
[Crossed out] Harrison River [Replaced with] Musquiam [Musqueam]] Indians encamped at New Westminster, Fraser River. B.C. Indian woman in tent examining a childs [sic] head for live stock, and cracking the captured ones between her teeth, but moved in her efforts, which has blurred the otherwise pretty picture - a solemen [sic] fact. F. Dally.
[In pencil] Indians encamped on the Fraser River. [In ink] Harrison River Indians encamped on the Fraser River - May 24th 1869.