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Photo NumberPH036_5607
Title on Objectcamp of Billy Barnhart, Umatilla indian, on Umatilla river, 1903
TCI TitleBilly Barnhart's Camp on The Umatilla River
General NotesA view of a dwelling site identified as "Billy Barnhart's camp on the Umatilla". At the left of the photo stands a canvas tipi supported by wooden poles. The ground it stands on, and that of the bluffs that rise up behind it and follow the line of the river, is dry with small scrubby bushes. At the extreme right edge of the picture, part of a wooden wagon wheel can be seen, and its dark shadow shows it is a sunny day. In the center of the picture, a few feet from the tipi, sit two figures wrapped in dark plaid blankets. They are sitting on the edge of the bluff above the Umatilla river, and to their right there seems to be a path that would lead over the edge of the bluff. They appear to be children, possibly girls, and the blankets cover almost all their clothing; just a bit of pant leg and moccasins are visible on the figure on the left. Both seem to have their hair in braids, and the person on the left has a long light-colored strip, possibly an eagle feather or ermine, hanging from the left braid. There is an animal hide or piece of buckskin, next to the wagon wheel in the foreground; it appears to be draped over a stick or an antler on the ground.
SubjectIndians of North America
Clothing and dress
Hides and skins
Umatilla Indian Reservation (Or.)
Umatilla Indians
Wagon wheels
Braids (Hairdressing)
Moccasins, Plain
Dress, Cloth
Hair Ties
Staffs (Sticks)
NamesBarnhart, Billy
PlaceUmatilla River, Oregon
PhotographerMoorhouse, Lee
Date in Photo1903;
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
silver mirroring
surface contamination
Sub TypeOutside Photograph
Image (File) Size233,677 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 48 - 1.00 - 198 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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