G. G. Heye Holding Bella Coola Dish

ID: SIA2011-2246 and NMAI-36887

Creator: Menzies, T. P. O

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: July 29, 1958

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-162, Box 1, Folder: NMAI "Historical" Photos

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George Gustav Heye, founder of the Heye Foundation's Museum of the American Indian, in New York City, starts his collection with the purchase of a buckskin shirt while in Arizona as a mining engineer. Here, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he stands outside holding a dish, with Mrs. R.C. Draney and E. S. Robinson to his left holding a canoe prow. The artifacts are Bella Coola, a North American Indian group who live on and near a reserve at Bella Coola, British Columbia.


  • Heye, George Gustav
  • Robinson, E. S
  • Draney, Mrs. R. C
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-162, Box 1, Folder: NMAI "Historical" Photos

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


July 29, 1958

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  • Women
  • Artifacts
  • Historians
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Indians of North America


  • Bella Coola (B.C.)
  • Vancouver (B.C.)
  • British Columbia


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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SIA2011-2246 and NMAI-36887

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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