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Dominion Experimental Farm at Smithers, B.C.

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Date Range
1950s
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
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Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on the image caption.
Creator
A.W. Lenser
Name Access
Lenser, A. W.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0819
Accession No.
1982.4
Physical Description
1 postcard: b&w; 13.8 x 8.3
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
1950s
History / Biographical
Established as an experimental substation in 1938 and an experimental farm in 1955. Located on the old Sproule Farm between Smithers and Telkwa. The directors were W.H. Hicks and K. McBean, and the farm provided information on the major agricultural problems of the area.
Subject Access
Dominion Experimental Farm
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Historical information from BV Museum reference file; INDUSTRIES/AGRICULTURE - dominion experimental farm.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Material
ANIMAL-SKIN; WOOD-WILLOW (MAPLE LEAF);
Description
A beaver pelt with fur on the front and scraped hide on the back. The pelt has the eyeholes, nose and ears left on. It is attached to the willow circular frame with either spruce or cedar root rope. White cord ties the ends of the willow frame together.
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Other Names
BEAVER PELT
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
LEATHER,HORN,SHELLWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A beaver pelt with fur on the front and scraped hide on the back. The pelt has the eyeholes, nose and ears left on. It is attached to the willow circular frame with either spruce or cedar root rope. White cord ties the ends of the willow frame together.
History Of Use
Chief Thomas Seymour George 1892-1974; Mary Wells George 1900-1981. Both were born in Hagwilget village and married in 1915. Thomas was Chief of the Bear Tribe in the Carrier Nation and Mary was well known for leather crafts, and traditional foods. Thomas had a trap line that he actively worked and Mary helped with the pelts. This beaver pelt was stretched onto the willow frame when it was wet. When dried, the hair would have been scraped off with a scraper. The willow is Maple Leaf willow found along the Telkwa High Road and points west. The fur is lashed to the willow with either spruce or cedar root.
Material
ANIMAL-SKIN; WOOD-WILLOW (MAPLE LEAF);
Height
3
Width
51
Length
70.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
odd shape/egg shape
Accession No.
1986.2.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images