First Nations Baskets at the Langley Centennial Museum
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James Basket Photographs

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1938 Photo of Mary Ann James with baskets made by her mother, Christina James, and herself

1938 Photo of Mary Ann James with baskets made by her mother, Christina James, and herself.

Note: 3-Flower Design above her head is in the collection of the Langley Centennial Museum

1938 Photo of with baskets made by Mary Ann James and her mother, Christina James

1938 Photo of with baskets made by Mary Ann James and her mother, Christina James.

1938 Photo of with baskets made by Mary Ann James and her mother, Christina James

1938 Photo of with baskets made by Mary Ann James and her mother, Christina James.

There are five known James basket photos. Another photo is known to have existed, but it was lost in the house fire of the James home in 1965. The photos have been analyzed by several interested parties, and five known baskets have been identified; three owned by Lytton First Nation, and two owned by the Langley Centennial Museum. Other unique family designs have been found in family collections. The flower, bug and bird designs have been identified as being unique to the James family collections.