[Indicated by arrows]: Herrings drying. Hut of mats. Indian man. Indian woman in blanket. Three canoes. A cove in Esquimalt Harbour, Vancouver Island, shewing [sic] an Indian family encamped during the herring season.
[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.
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.
Indian house. Songish [Songhees] Rancherie. Victoria V.I. [Vancouver Island].
Esq. [Esquimalt Harbour]
An Indian encampment Esquimalt Harbour [On reverse]: Indians encamped in a small cove, showing the rush mat habitation, mode of drying herrings, Chinook-shaped canoes, by the landing stage Esquimalt harbour, Vancouver Island.
[In pencil]: Indian distribution feast by the Songish [Songhees] Indians Victoria Harbour V.I. [Vancouver Island] No. 11. [ In ink]: View of a great Potlach [potlatch] when over $3000 and 200 blankets with ten guns were given away. The night before the distribution the invited guests assemble in one of the largest huts, and the Indians who are going to give away goods and presents on the morrow, tear up a blanket and call out the name of one of the visitors present, and give him a strip or shred of the blanket which is to be given up when he receives a present, in exchange for the shred of blanket. I was present at a great Potlach when living in Victoria V.I. Fredk. Dally.
[In pencil] Indians encamped on the Fraser River. [In ink] Harrison River Indians encamped on the Fraser River - May 24th 1869.