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Photo NumberPH036_5609
Title on ObjectCamp of Billy Barnhart, Umatilla Indian, on Umatilla river, 1903
TCI TitleDrying Eels
General NotesA view of what has been identified as the camp of Billy Barnhart, on the bluffs above the Umatilla river. To the left can be seen a wagon draped with canvas or cloth. In the center of the photo stands a tipi supported by its wooden poles. In the right foreground stand two women at either end of a fish drying rack made of wooden poles. The rack is a little above the head height of the women and is covered with eels hung up to dry. A similar rack seems to be just visible on the extreme left of the picture. Both women are wrapped in blankets. The woman on the left has a plaid blanket, and is wearing a dark patterned cloth dress. Her hair is in braids, and a disc earring or hair ornament is visible. Her left hand is lifted and she is holding an object. On the ground near her feet is a white enamel bowl. To the left of the bowl is an object made of buckskin, possibly a large bag or pouch for toting the fish. The woman on the right wears a blanket patterned with stripes and ovals over a dark patterned cloth dress. Her dark hair also hangs in long braids. The Umatilla river winds through the middle of the picture, and the distant shore with its low trees rises up gently, while in the distance mountains are visible.
Indian women
Indians of North America
Indian encampments
Clothing and dress
Dress, Trade Cloth
Braids (Hairdressing)
Bowls (Tableware)
Umatilla Indians
Blanket, Pendleton
Dress, Cloth
Earrings, Shell
Staffs (Sticks)
Bag, Storage
Fish drying
Food drying
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 Conditionsurface contamination
Sub TypeOutside Photograph
Image (File) Size255,988 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 34 - 1.00 - 196 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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