Item J-04217 - Kwakiutl, Alert Bay (Yalis)

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Kwakiutl, Alert Bay (Yalis)

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  • graphic material

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the subject of the photograph.
  • Variations in title: Previously titled: View five of a field photograph (stereograph) depicting a group portrait of Indigenous (youth, adults) and non-Indigenous (adult) individuals at a community village site on Vancouver Island attributed to Richard Maynard.

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  • 1874 (Creation)

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Physical description

1 photograph : b&w collodion glass plate negative ; 18 x 13 cm

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Item consists of a group photograph of Kwakiutl people in Alert Bay (Yalis).

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The negative is missing emulsion (fill in where something was inserted then removed likely newspaper caption, also thin line like stratches in areas of the trees in background, in behind some of the sitters near the building etc..) on either side of the stereo photograph. There is a paper label attached to the surface of the glass. The following conditions results in a loss of the visual information on the plate in those regions.

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Restriction: Photograph is a glass plate negative. Researchers should consult the online reference image or reference room copy prior to consulting the original. Please contact the BC Archives for details.

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This item is in the public domain.

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ICAR: PN01878

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Accession number(s): 95-7328

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Archives code(s): HP034311; previously described under G-05843

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This photograph was originally located in BC Archives and Records Service manuscript container identified as: "Maynard Coll. Box 7.16. West Coast Indians [Barkley & Nootka Sound] [Voyage HMS Boxer, Sept 1874] 19 plates" and "#93."

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This photograph has the numbers "110" and "24" etched into the surface of the plate.

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