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Alert Bay (Yalis)
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the subject of the photograph.
- Variations in title: Previously titled: View three of a field photograph (stereograph) depicting a close-up of a scene in front of a building at a community village site on Vancouver Island attributed to Richard Maynard.
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1 photograph : b&w glass plate negative
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Item consists of a photograph of a building at Alert Bay (Yalis) taken by Richard Maynard during the 1874 tour of inspection aboard the H.M.S. Boxer. The photograph shows a structure with a thunderbird design. A similar photograph (PN02709) in the ICAR collection identifies the house as the Chief's house.
The negative is missing emulsion in several areas on the plate. There is also paper attached to the glass plate negative. These conditions result in a minor loss of the visual information on the plate in those regions.
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Digitized in 2019
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Restriction: The photograph is a glass plate negative. Researchers should consult the online reference image or reference room copy prior to consulting the original.
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Accession number(s): 95-7328
Archives code(s): HP094554
From: "Maynard Collection Box 7.7 #86: Indians"
This negative was formerly housed in an original negative box with label: “Box 7.7 Indians: Alert Bay. Bella Coola. Smith’s Inlet. Haidas.”
During the H.M.S Boxer tour of 1874, there were several accounts reported by the colonial news media and members of the H.M.S Boxer party of a visit to the Kwakwaka'wakw region of Alert Bay on Vancouver Island. The British Colonist reported in the September 19, 1874 article “The Cruise of the Boxer” that the H.M.S. Boxer party arrived and stayed at "Alert Bay (Nimpkish River)," after stopping at Fort Rupert between September 14 and 15, 1874. The article noted a visit in the evening to the "Chief's Lodge" and an observation of a ceremonial event described as a "war-dance." Photographer Richard Maynard recorded the following in his notebook regarding taking photographs at Alert Bay: “...arrived at Alert Bay at 5.30 pm went ashore and took 4 Stereo Pictures 22, 23, 24, and 25. 22 Photo of Indian Ranch at Alert Bay. 23 Chief's House at Alert Bay. 24 Indians at Alert Bay. 24 [sic] Indians & Sailors at Alert Bay. Left Alert Bay at 5am Tuesday 15th. Indian Names of [?] Klummer, [?] and Matseeta."
This photograph has the numbers "109" and "23" etched into the surface of the plate.
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