Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Photos of the FAC's totem pole

Posted By on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 1:58 PM

We reported earlier this month that the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center had closed a deal to return the totem pole that once stood in the FAC's courtyard to it's original home with the Haida people in Alaska. Read the full blog here.

The FAC recently sent some old photos of the pole (note how it has weathered over time):

The pole was carved in 1870 from yellow cedar.
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • The pole as it originally stood in front of a Haida longhouse.

he 51-foot pole was carved in 1870 from yellow cedar
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • he 51-foot pole was carved in 1870 from yellow cedar

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • A recent photo of the pole showing the detailed carving.

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