- CA JMABC A.1985.001-1-19-LF.00319
- September 10, 1960
Photograph depicts a totem pole at Prospect Point in Stanley Park. Though totem poles are common to the Coastal First Nations of British Columbia, the three First Nations (Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh) who claim Stanley Park as their ancestral land were not represented in Stanley Park with this cultural art form until the summer of 2008.
Up until this time, totem poles produced by carvers of the Nuu-chah-nulth, from Vancouver Island's west coast, the Haida and Nisga'a of British Columbia's north coast, and most abundantly, the Kwakwaka'wakw of the north and northeaster coast of Vancouver Island were the only ones found in Stanley Park. The pole in this photograph was most likely produced by a carver from the Kwakwaka'wakw nation.
Group of elderly men and women standing around a Thunderbird totem pole at Prospect Point in Stanley Park; sign in front of group reads "PROSPECT POINT"; Lion's Gate Bridge visible in back ground of image.