Archive / Katherine Hepburn receiving totem pole carved by Ellen Neel from Harry Duker, Totem Land Society

All content on this site is protected by copyright. The educational resources on this site may be used, reproduced and distributed by instructors for non-commercial, educational purposes without additional permission. Any other reproduction or use of content from this site requires the user to obtain copyright clearance.

  1. Katherine Hepburn receiving totem pole carved by Helen Neel from Harry Dukes, Totem Land Society
Item Details

Title: Katherine Hepburn receiving totem pole carved by Ellen Neel from Harry Duker, Totem Land Society

Artist: Ellen Neel

Date: 1951

Format: Photograph [black and white print]

Location: VPL Special Collections

Fonds: VPL #81522 CD #118

Size: 21.00 × 26.00 cm

More Information: The totem pole, which had become a national and provincial icon by the late 1940’s, was given to many international dignitaries and celebrities. Collection of the Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections, VPL 81522.

Further Research: Aboriginal Art in the Sixties
  1. 09. Ellen Neel Carving, "Kwakiutl Indian Carving Totempole"
    Ellen Neel (Photograph)
  2. 10. Neel Family As Totem Pole
    Ellen Neel, David Neel, and David Neel (Photograph)
  3. 11. Robert Davidson carving totem pole at "Man in His World"
    Robert Davidson (Photograph)
  4. 12. Creator of Totem Pole, Native Voice, September 1954
    Arthur Moody (Ephemera)
  5. 13. The Queens totem pole loaded on to the "Pacific Unity" at Victoria on its voyage to England
     (Photograph)
  6. 14. Bill Reid and Doug Cranmer carving the frontal board of Haida Mortuary pole
    Doug Cranmer and Bill Reid (Photograph)
  7. 15. Mathias Joe (Chief Joe Capilano) with a Totem Pole
    Mathias Joe (Chief Joe Capilano) (Photograph)