1960's Photographs Documenting Kootenay Indigenous Pictograph Artworks. Unknown Photographer.
1960's Photographs Documenting Kootenay Indigenous Pictograph Artworks
1960's Photographs Documenting Kootenay Indigenous Pictograph Artworks

1960's Photographs Documenting Kootenay Indigenous Pictograph Artworks

n.p. [British Columbia]: n.d. [c. 1965]. Loose Photographs. A rare "snapshot" look at these Kootenay Pictographs - some of which, have since been lost to time due to flooding and road building. Thirteen c. 1965 chromogenic prints (backprints on verso dating to as early as 1961) all measuring 3-1/2" x 5" wide or reverse, documenting various Kootenay pictograph sites. *n.b. - all "Corner Site No." references given are taken from John Corner's book "Pictographs (Indian Rock Paintings) in the Interior of British Columbia" (1968). Sites included in this collection are : 2 photos of Twin Bays Pictographs (Corner Site Nos. 71 & 72 [72 captioned as "Red Man's Point") ; 3 photos of Nelson Pictographs (not found in Corner) ; 2 photos of Procter Pictographs (Corner Site No. 68) ; photo of Burton Pictographs (caption reads "Destroyed by road building" * we also note a leather-handled rock hammer hanging from a folding knife in this photo - Corner Site No. 66) ; 2 photos of Columbia Lake Pictographs (Corner Site Nos. 77 & 78) ; photo of West Creston Pictographs (Corner Site No. 76) ; photo of Kaslo Pictographs (not found in Corner) and photo of Sugar Loaf (Corner Site No. 78[?]) ; also included is a photographically uncredited, hand-colored collotype postcard image of Pictographs in the Sloan Valley (pub. by Nerlich & Company, Toronto) having "Indian Markings on Rocks, Slocan Lake." printed in negative at bottom left corner. This Slocan location is not found in Corner. Images are all in very good condition with some common fading, brief pencil notes and glue residue verso from a previous mounting, original typed location captions included. Postcard has a period personal note written in pencil on verso. Very Good. Item #2329

Like their rock-bound brethren, these half-century old 1960's photographs were also produced using the fugitive dyes of the time. Accordingly, these photos would be best scanned at high resolution for closer study, with the originals stored safely in low light conditions. As Corner states on p. 17 of his book "The pictograph sites we now have are genuine prehistoric art treasures and are irreplaceable if destroyed."

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