- Collection ID:
Littleton, O. T. (Otis T.)
No linguistic content; Not applicable
- Physical Description:
6 acetate negatives
5 x 7 inches.
35 photographic prints
This collection is comprised of 35 gelatin silver prints and 6 acetate negatives taken in 1938 and 1953 by Otis T. Littleton at various archaeological excavations in southern California, including Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Colusa County and Kern County. The majority of the images depict human remains and are restricted.
Prints: organized in folders; arranged by image number.
Negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Otis T. Littleton was an archaeologist who conducted excavations in California. His "finds" were generally believed to be the result of honest fieldwork, but most have turned out to be forgeries and fantasy pieces, with misrepresented provenance.
Processing Information note
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Restricted: cultural sensitivity.
Preferred Citation note
O.T. Littleton prints and negatives, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
National Museum of the American Indian
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