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Photo NumberPH036_4424
Title on Object[undecipherable]h Walla Walla Tribe
Title on EnvelopeLou French, Wall Walla Indian, in costume, outside tipi, carrying cradled infant
Descriptive UO TitleLou French, Walla Walla Indian, in costume carrying cradled infant, outside tipi
TCI Title
General NotesA Native American woman, identified as Lou French of the Walla Walla trive, stands to the left of a tipi, with her left side towards the photographer. Her arms are at her side, her head turned up and to the left, her mouth seems to be open. She wears a hat shaped like a truncated cone, and her hair is in braids. She seems to be wearing a fringed leather dress with geometric beading on the top half, and moccasins with floral beading at the ankles. A metal bangle bracelet is visible at her wrist. Over her shoulders runs a striped band which is attached to the cradleboard she wears on her back. The cradleboard has a bold floral design, and a dark piece of cloth or blanket attached which acts as a hood for the baby. Only the baby's head is visible since the rest is engulfed in the bag of the cradleboard. The tipi a few yeards behind the woman seems to be covered with woven mats, and has several long poles on the outside as well as the inside framework. Leaning upright against it are several boards and branches. Close behind is a line of low trees or high bushes.
TCI NotesAn outside photograph of a woman dressed in regalia with a child in a cradleboard on her back next to Tule mat tipi. She is wearing a beaded buckskin dress, cornhusk hat, woman's legging, and moccasins. The cradleboard has a floral design on the top of the child. They are standing in front of a three layer Tule mat tipi. There are boards that are learning on the tipi just behind the woman. Some of the Tules look to be damaged under the some of the boards. The tipi is next to some tall brush and trees.
TCI TermsWoman
Hat, Cornhusk
Legging Woman's
Cradleboard, Beaded-Floral
Tule Mat

TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; People; Regalia; Campsite; Housing;
SubjectIndians of North America
Clothing and dress
Indian beadwork
Braids (Hairdressing)
Cradleboard, Beaded--Floral
Dress, Buckskin
Indian women
Leather garments
Walla Walla Indians
Leggings, Women's

NamesFrench, Lou
PhotographerMoorhouse, Lee
Date in Photo1897 - 1920
RightsThis image is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the University of Oregon Libraries as a source is requested.
RepositoryUniversity of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Collection TitleMoorhouse Collection
Source FormatGlass-plate negative
Source Dimensions8.25 X 10.00 inches
Source Conditionchipped plate
Sub TypeOutside Photograph

Image (File) Size260,573 bytes
Image Width706 pixels
Image Height875 pixels
Color Space24 bit - RGB - sRGB IEC61966-2.1
Capture MethodScanned in transmissive mode with Silverfast AI 6.0 on UMAX PowerLook III flatbed scanner. Levels adjusted from 0 - 1.00 - 255 to 8 - 1.00 - 179 prior to capture.
Resolution125 dpi
Processing HistoryScanned images enter Photoshop with negative polarity and have a reversed orientation. Archived Tiffs are saved. Adobe Photoshop used to reorient and crop images, invert image to positive polarity, set and neutralize shadow and highlight point, adjust midtone contrast, and desaturate color information. Second production tiff saved, retaining adjustments layers. Photoshop used to convert color profie from Adobe 1998, to sRGB, set resoltuion to 125 dpi and resize the largest pixel dimension of the image to 875. Display jpeg saved after resizing.
Additional Formats Held by UOArchived tiff -- PH036_4424.tif -- 24 bit, Adobe RGB (1998) -- 4838 X 6000 pixels -- 600 dpi -- 87,105,884 bytes //

Production tiff -- PH036_4424rb.tif -- 24 bit, Adobe RGB (1998) -- xxxx X xxxx pixels -- 600 dpi -- x bytes //

PublisherJoint Project of the University of Oregon Libraries and the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla
Digital CollectionUniversity of Oregon. Libraries. Picturing the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla Tribes.
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Oregon Libraries
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