Sub-series GR-3477.B - Photograph album

On the trail to Indian River Meeting at Squamish I.R. No. 4, Indian River At Indian River Pitt River Pitt River & Lake, I.R. Chairman White (on S.S. Tees) Fish mask, Clayoquot Alberni Industrial School Pupils of Alberni School Alberni School staff Day school, Seshart Ahousaht I.R. Uchuckleseht Dog Creek Reserve  No. 1 At Dog Creek Harvest time at Bella Coola Indian horses at Bella Coola Bella Coola Indian orchard Digging potatoes, Bella Coola Metlakahtla Prince Rupert Metlakahtla Indian Band Port Essington Port Essington Port Essington Ceremonial masks of the Kwawkewlths Chiefs and headmen of Kwawkewlth Nation in ancient dress Masset, the ancient Haidah capital The Bear Totem Totem at Masset
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Photograph album

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  • 1913-1916 (Creation)

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375 photographs : b&w

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The sub-series consists of a photograph album created by the Royal Commission on Indian Affairs containing 375 black and white photographs taken or acquired by the commissioners between 1913 and 1916.

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The album is in poor condition. The binding has been removed and the pages separated. Some pages are torn and there is evidence of water damage and mould. Some of the photographs are torn and some are missing.

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The photographs have been numbered, presumably in the order of the album pages. Some individual numbers missing. Some numbers have been duplicated and were given an "A" suffix to distinguish them from the regular numbers. Whole album pages may be missing.

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Accession number(s): 198904-004


In 2018, the conservator cleaned the album and removed mould.

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