• The Officers for past year of the Na Na Kwa Band, Port Simpson
    The Officers for past year of the Na Na Kwa Band, Port Simpson
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The Officers for past year of the Na Na Kwa Band, Port Simpson
The Officers for past year of the Na Na Kwa Band, Port Simpson

The Officers for past year of the Na Na Kwa Band, Port Simpson
United Church of Canada Pacific Mountain Region Archives

[18-?]
Image > Photograph
Related School
Port Simpson (BC)
Description
Group portrait on steps of Elizabeth Long Memorial Home, Kitamaat, B.C.
Curatorial Comment
These children are on the steps of the second home at Kitamaat, built in 1908 to replace the earlier one, which had burned down. In addition to girls, the new home received boys under the age of 12. The term "Na Na Kwa Band" likely refers here to the name of the so-called mission band. A mission band was an organization for children, conducted by the Woman’s Missionary Society of the United Church. The purpose of mission bands was to educate children about foreign missions (i.e. mission work abroad). Note that Port Simpson is given erroneously as the location of this image; the photograph was unmistakably taken at the Elizabeth Long Memorial Home in Kitamaat.

Themes

People > Students (themes)

More Information

Repository Object Identifier
BCCA 2-987
Commission Object Identifier
38f-c000145-d0001-001
Extent and Medium

1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 14 cm

Notes
Students. There are numbers besides some of the children in the image that correspond to the names on the verso.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright status: public domain
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