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Sculptor:
Peasley, Bob D. 1932-  Search this
Dominique, Larry  Search this
Painter:
McKinney, Starlita  Search this
Subject:
Comcomly, Chief  Search this
McKay, Tom  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: western red cedar with painted figures and inlaid abalone shell; Base: concrete and steel support
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Totem pole
Sculptures-Billboard
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Scappoose City Club of Scappoose 52432 S.E. 1st Street, City Hall Scappoose Oregon 97056
Located Columbia River Highway, South entrance to city Scappoose Oregon
Date:
Commissioned 1988. 1988-1989. Dedicated 1990
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Oregon survey, 1992.
Image on file.
(On back of pole, near base:) Bob Peasley signed
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Summary:
Totem pole which narrows towards the top is carved in the Haida Indian style. Three watchmen at top look to the north, south and to the sea. Chinook Chief Comcomly holds a salmon as a symbol of goodwill and welcome. Tom McKay, a nineteenth century settler, wears a top hat and frock coat. A beaver with prominent incisors holds a stick above his cross-thatched tail. The beaver, Oregon's state symbol, represents industriousness. A grizzly bear, symbolizing great strength, protects a smaller human figure.
Topic:
Ethnic--Haida  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Animal--Beaver  Search this
Animal--Bear  Search this
Animal--Fish--Salmon  Search this
Control number:
IAS OR000369
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_330476