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Photo NumberPH036_5538
Title on ObjectUmatilla indian agency, erected 1863, log building
TCI TitleOffice Of The U.S. Indian Agent Umatilla Agency Erected In 1863 At A Cost $50,000
General NotesA view of a one-room log cabin identified as the "office of the U.S. Indian Agent Umatilla Agency erected in 1863". The cabin appears to stand on a small rise; deciduous trees are visible off to the left, and grass and low shrubs behind. In the background is a view of a river and distant shore. The cabin is built of rough-hewn logs, slightly notched, with chinking. Some of the chinking between the logs has chipped away in some spots. The roof is constructed of wooden shingles, some of which appear to be peeling or flaking. The cabin looks as though it has been modified from an earlier state: there is a heap of rock at the gable end, in front of an opening now blocked with boards. The roof at that end has a gap left, as though for a chimney; it seems likely the remains of the chimney are the rocks on the ground. The door too may have been modified; in the photo the door jambs are wide boards nailed over logs, rather than fitted in with them. The door now takes up half the long side of the cabin, and is ill-fitting, with two wide doors with hinges that open outward and wide gaps under both doors. Two long poles protrude from under and between the doors. At the right side of the cabin two metal rings have been driven into one of the logs, and a chain hangs from one of them.
SubjectLog cabins
Indian reservations
Umatilla Indian Reservation (Or.)
Doors and doorways
PlaceUmatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon
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 Conditionfingerprints
surface contamination
chipped plate
Sub TypeOutside Photograph
Image (File) Size220,756 bytes
Capture MethodScanned in transmissive mode with Silverfast AI 6.0 on UMAX PowerLook III flatbed scanner (Scanner C). Levels adjusted from 0 - 1.00 - 255 to 17 - 1.00 - 183 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.
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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