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Photo NumberPH036_4235
Title on ObjectParson Motanic
Title on EnvelopeParson Motanic, Cayuse Indian, in Hudson automobile, 1915
Descriptive UO TitleParson Motanic, Cayuse Indian, in Hudson automobile.
TCI Title
General NotesA Native American man, identified as Parson Motanic of the Cayuse tribe, sits in the driver's seat of a convertible Hudson automobile, which is parked on the side of a street in town. A younger Native American man, a Native American woman, a younger Native American woman, two Native American girls, and a Native American infant also sit in the car. The men wear hats and Parson Motanic wears a buckskin coat. The women wear headscarves, headbands and shawls. The front and driver side of the Hudson automobile are visible in the picture and a house is prominent in the background.
TCI NotesAn outside photograph of a family sitting in an automobile on the side of a street. The family has been identified as the Parson Motanic family. Parson is sitting in the driver's seat and is wearing a buckskin shirt with a cowboy hat on. The young boy sitting in the passenger seat has been identified as the salesman son by one of the family members. He is wearing a cowboy hat and a coat. In the back seat are three women and two children. The women are wearing dress and scarves over their heads. One boy is standing behind Parson and the baby is sitting on the woman's lap. They are identified from left to right as Dorothy Motanic, Dan Motanic, Esther Motanic, Art Motanic, and Sara Motanic. The photographer moved to the left side of the automobile, he is set up on the sidewalk in this photograph. In the background are house and a small barn and trees. Writing on the photograph is "Parson Motanic" which is in between the tires and "Major Moorhouse" is behind the automobile.
TCI TermsMen
Shirt, Buckskin
Shirt, Cloth

TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; People; Transportation; Housing;
SubjectIndians of North America
Cayuse Indians
Hudson automobile
Convertible automobiles
Indian women
Clothing and dress
Euro-American clothing
Coat, Buckskin

NamesMotanic, Parson
Motanic, Dan
Motanic, Dorothy
Motanic, Esther
Motanic, Art
Motanic, Sarah
PhotographerMoorhouse, Lee
Date in Photo1915
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 Dimensions6.86 X 4.96 inches
Sub TypeOutside Photograph

Image (File) Size269,782 bytes
Image Width858 pixels
Image Height620 pixels
Color Space8 bit -- Greyscale -- Gray Gamma 2.2
Capture MethodScanned in Twain 32 negative mode on UMAX PowerLook III flatbed scanner
Resolution125 dpi
Processing HistoryAdobe Photoshop used to adjust levels from 0 - 1.00 - 255 to 98 - 1.00 - 255. Images saved in greyscale. JPEG compressed from greyscale tiff at 125 dpi with quality setting at 6 of 12.
Additional Formats Held by UOArchived tiff -- PH036_4235.tif --24 bit, sRGB IEC 61966-2.1 -- 4118 X 2974 pixels -- 600 dpi -- 36,748,934 bytes //

Production tiff -- PH036_4235ag.tif -- 8 bit, Gray Gamma 2.2 -- 4118 X 2974 pixels -- 600 dpi -- 12,269,800 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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