PAINTED CAVE (SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA), 1949-1955
20 negatives: ASA001-11 – 30
Box 6: 9 degraded negatives ASA001-11, 12, 20, 23 – 28
Three sub-series in chronological order
“Painted Cave is in the San Marcos Pass near Santa Barbara. The property at this date [July 10, 1955] is owned by Mr. Ralph Ogram who lives nearby. This trip was made with Harford Bridges and Lily Colvin on a hot day in July. Mr. Ogram gave us the key to the cave and we worked in the cave, using Harford’s powerful electronic flash, until past midnight. Mr. Ogram told me that he has pictures taken by his grandfather showing the pictographs nearly complete and before the vandalism of the white man. The colors of these glyphs are very brilliant.” (Howe, original enclosure for ASA001-18). Site trinomial is SBA-506. ASA001-21 was published in ASA Bulletin (Blast from the past no. 2, 1988).
Painted Cave, 1949
2 negatives: ASA001-11 – 12
Pictographs in cave; very degraded negatives (scheduled for preservation copying in January 2000).
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