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E. Pauline Johnson Collection
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[Woman in front of large tree]

Image, on paper stock, of a woman standing in a forested area, directly in front of a massive tree trunk with a natural opening.
Inscription on reverse, in pencil, reads: "I am standing in front of this old Cedar tree stump, which Indians used for a house, and which is supposed to be 2,000 years old. Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. Evelyn H. C. Johnson. July, 1911. By T. S. H. [Shearman?]".

[Clearing in forest with flowers]

Image, on paper stock, of a clearing in a forested area, with flowered wreaths and ribbons.
Inscription on reverse, in pencil, reads: "This picture was made the day of the interrment of the ashes of E. Pauline Johnson. The boulder in the foreground had not then been placed in position in the center. Photographed Friday, March 14th 1913. Vancouver, B.C. Nearly every Society-organization in Vancouver sent floral tributes."

[E. Pauline Johnson memorial booklet]

Memorial booklet titled "E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake). Poetess". Front cover has illustration of a feather and arrowhead, with a printed image of her birthplace in Brantford, Ontario. Inside is a retrospective of Johnson's life and a printed copy of one of her last poems. There is a loose-leaf printed page with the same poem, handwritten and signed by Johnson.

"E. Pauline Johnson's tomb in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C."

Image of trees in a forest, with a log barrier surrounding a clearing with a raised area in the middle. Image is mounted in a cardboard frame.
Inscriptions on reverse of frame read: In ink: "E. Pauline Johnson's tomb in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C.". In another hand, in pencil: "Written by Evelyn Johnson, sister of Pauline. Ashes [interred?] Mar 14, 1913". In pencil: "15.-".

[E. Pauline Johnson monument]

Photographic postcard. Image, hand-coloured, of a carved stone monument and small water feature in a forested area.
Printed text on the front of the postcard reads" "The Pauline Johnson Memorial, Standley Park, Vancouver, B.C. Vancouver series No. 45".

[Drawing of E. Pauline Johnson 1]

Photograph of an illustration. Image is of a woman dressed in indigenous clothing. Background is trees and a lake. An inscription at the bottom read: "Faithfully yours E. Pauline Johnson. Tekahionwake".
Text, in pencil, on reverse reads: "Tim would like to have dates for the Pauline Johnson pictures he photographed. (He thought you might like to see a copy of his reproduction - you can keep the print) (see over)".

Photographs

The series consists primarily of photographs relating to Stanley Park and the burial site of E. Pauline Johnson. All but one hand-coloured photo postcard are black and white images, most have notes written on the reverse which approximately date the series between about 1905-1913. One postcard can only be dated to after-1922 because that is the year the stone memorial was built. Pauline's sister Evelyn is thought to have written some of the identifying information on the reverse of some images, and features in at least one of them.

[Funeral of E. Pauline Johnson]

Photographic postcard. Image of a funeral, with hearse, pallbearers, coffin and onlookers.
Inscription on reverse, in ink, reads: "Funeral of Pauline Johnson from Christ Church Cathedral. G. S. Forsythe one of the pallbearers".

[Drawing of E. Pauline Johnson 2]

Drawing, coloured, of woman dressed in indigenous clothing. Background is trees and a lake. An inscription at the bottom read: "Faithfully yours E. Pauline Johnson. Tekahionwake". The illustration is mounted in a cardboard frame.
On the reverse of the frame is text describing an upcoming entertainment tour, together with Canadian entertainer Walter McRaye, and advertising past achievements. A black and white image of Johnson is included with the text.

E. Pauline Johnson Collection

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  • Collection

The collection consists of photographic images and printed materials relating to the life and death of E. Pauline Johnson. Some of the material is associated with her sister, Evelyn Johnson, but the provenance and nature of compilation is largely unknown.

[People in front of large tree]

Image of two women and a man standing in a forested area, directly in front of a massive tree trunk with a natural opening. Image is mounted in a cardboard frame
Typed inscription on reverse of frame reads" "The Stanley Park Photographers. Head Office 162 Cordova Street, Vancouver, B.C. When ordering duplicates of this photo, mention negative No……….". In pencil: "3855" and "Year 1910".

Textual materials

The series consists of various printed materials, mostly newspaper articles. There is one illustrated advertisement for an up-coming speaking tour, but the other items are mostly tributes relating to the life and death of E. Pauline Johnson.