Archive Toxics 4





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Contributed date

March 2, 2020 - 10:01pm

Critical Commentary

This image is one of few that the archive holds of African American pioneers during the formation of early Los Angeles. The image is from the 1870's and displays members of the Owens and Mason families, whom under close examination of the photograph can be seen glaring back at the camera. While these figures are present in the archive, they represent an exception to the reality of the archive’s toxic dynamics of exclusion.

Group Audience

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Anonymous, "Archive Toxics 4", contributed by , Center for Ethnography, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 2 March 2020, accessed 4 February 2023.