1 watercolour / aquarelle : brown wash over pencil with opaque white and yellow on wove paper mounted on cardboard Support: 33.900 x 24.800 cm (sheet)
Secondary support: 33.900 x 25.300 cm (secondary support)
Scope and content
Depicts an Indian village with lodges, totem poles, canoes, fishing neitems drying, and several natives carrying out their daily business.
Conditions of access
99: To be determined no restrictions
99: To be determined
Box 2000790681 Item no. assigned by LAC 118
Restrictions not set
Other accession no.
1989-176 DAP 00118
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1989-176-118 Copyright: Expired
Inscription: in brush and brown ink, recto, l.l.: ER [in monogram] oper; Chief (crossed out with pencil) Village of (crossed out with pencil) CLATHILTSUQUITLA TRIBE (crossed out with pencil). NEWITTY./ on the secondary support: NORTH (? partially erased) VANCOUVER Isld ["d" raised and underlined] b.c.; in the image, c.r: BOSTON; in brush and opaque yellow in the image, c.: CHEAP; in pencil, verso, on the secondary support: This is probably a village of the Kwah-Kewith band called Clathiltsuquitla/ (Mohun (?) my authority) - Boston simply means "American" ["American" underlined] as "King George" does English/ The people here have been connected with Whites for many years - the/ word "cheap" on one Ranche &"Boston on other, all the names the/ owners - or family here assumed - They are of the "Frog" tribe - on the/ totem to l. (left) are two frogs on top & two 'mannikins' [?] below. These people/ are great on catching shark & dry fish oil & rolichans [?] - Salmon/ too up rivers on Mainland - note the frames for their big scoop nets -/ Such houses as these were found when their siwashes were first/ visited by White people - they must have learnt this from Japs- / Men & women now generally dress as whites - but use blankets/ as wraps - They come South to trade at Victoria & these/ ranches contained many queer European things - Bird cages, toys/ & such odd meats-