Series 18 - Artwork, photographs, and artifact

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UTA 1547-18


Artwork, photographs, and artifact


  • 1871-1948 (Creation)

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0.34m of photographs (4 boxes)
0.51m of artwork (2 boxes)
1 artifact

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Series consists of artwork, photographs, printing plates, and an artifact collected by McIlwraith. Material covers a range of subjects and media types. Photographs include images of archaeological digs and sites, collected images such as a cabinet card of a meeting of the Six Nation Chiefs (August 1871) and images of artifacts, as well as postcards and informal snapshots. Series also includes artwork: Inuit drawings identified with the Canadian Northern Survey Department, a series of string figure drawings made by Abel Moses and Margaret Shanoush, as well as some additional collected drawings. Finally there is one carved stone artifact that remains unidentified as to its origins or purpose.

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For photographs and negatives directly related to "The Bella Coola Indians", see Series 17.

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Photographs: B1979-0011/001P - /002P B1972-0030/001P- /004P; Artwork: B1972-0030/005P, B1979-0011/003P; Artifact: B1979-0011/001ART

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