Oliver Wells photographs of Salish women spinning and weaving, circa 1967

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81C
Creators:
Wells, Oliver, 1907-1970
Dates:
circa 1967
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
2 color prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting Mary Peters (Interior Salish) weaving a tapestry with a two-bar loom and Mrs. William Kelley (Coast Salish) spinning yarn with a spinning wheel. Photographs made in Sardis, Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Oliver N. Wells (1907-1970) was owner of Edenbank Farm in Chilliwack, British Columbia, as well as an amateur historian and ethnologist. He assisted the effort to reestablish traditional Salish weaving techniques and wrote "The Return of the Salish Loom," an article published in the "Beaver" Hudson Bay Magazin in spring 1966.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 81C

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 81C, Oliver Wells photographs of Salish spinning and weaving, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs of Coast Salish arts, collected by Oliver Wells, held in National Anthropological Archives in MS 4764.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Oliver N. Wells, 1967. A copy of his correspondence is available with the collection.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weaving Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spinning Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Plateau Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salish Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
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