Walter S. Bowman (1865-1938) photographs, 1880s-1920s
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PH004_0188 Walter S. Bowman photographs

  • Black and white image. Woolen mill factory workers sewing, tending to machinery and preforming various unidentified duties. Piles of wool blankets with abstract patterning are stacked on tables. Identifiable objects in the image include: spools of yarn, light fixtures, machinery belts, and metal piping that is attached to the ceiling and walls.
View Date
  • 1880/1929
Source Condition
  • orange spots over entire glass plate negative
  • 8 X 10 inches
  • PH004_0188
Local Collection Name
Local Collection ID
  • PH004
Finding Aid
  • Production tiff -- PH004_0188td.tif -- 24 bit, Adobe RGB (1998) -- 5851 X 4734 pixels -- 600 dpi -- 163,976,288 bytes //
  • glass plate negatives
  • Archived tiff -- PH004_0188.tif -- 43 bit, Adobe RGB (1998) -- 5986 X 4884 pixels -- 600 dpi -- 175,431,896 bytes //
  • Scanned image enters Photoshop with negative polarity and has a reversed orientation. Archived Tiff is saved. Adobe Photoshop used to reorient and crop image, 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 profile from Adobe 1998, to sRGB, set resolution to 125 dpi and resize the largest pixel dimension of the image to 875. Display jpeg saved after resizing.
  • Scanned in transmissive mode with Silverfast AI 6.0 on UMAX PowerLook III flatbed scanner (Scanner B). Levels adjusted from 0 - 1.00 - 255 to 0 - 1.00 - 215 prior to capture.
Submission Date
  • 10/30/2014
  • 08/21/2023


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Data Sources
Footer Number Term External URI
1 Bowman, W. S. (Walter S.)
2 Wool
3 indoor candid portraits
4 Blankets
5 Sewing--Equipment and supplies
6 Wool industry
7 Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc.
8 Pendleton >> Umatilla County >> Oregon >> United States
9 No Copyright - United States
10 Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0
11 University of Oregon. Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
12 Walter S. Bowman photographs, 1880-1930
13 Image
14 University of Oregon

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