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Archives Photo of the Week: Baby

By: Eric Schnittke

Umatilla baby in Oregon; Papoose in cradle.
Penn Museum Image #148783

I’ve recently returned back to the museum after having taken some time off for paternity leave (thanks to Tom Stanley for covering for me while I was gone). I’m back, but my baby is still on my mind. In honor of him, this week’s photo is of a Umatilla baby. The Umatilla people inhabited around the area of the Columbia River in Oregon. This image shows a Umatilla baby wrapped in a papoose, set in a cradle. The image was taken by Thomas Leander Moorhouse, circa 1900. Moorhouse was a photographer based out of Pendelton, Oregon who took both studio and outdoor photographs.

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