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A crowd mills about on a country road near a grove where a concert by Paul Robeson was scheduled. Rioting broke out as marching veterans and concert-goers clashed, Peekskill, NY., August 27, 1949
Vintage wire photograph on paper
6 11/16 x 8 7/8 in. (16.99 x 22.54 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams.
Accession Number: P2021.13.1178

On recto: typewritten title and date.
On verso: manuscript title, date stamp and newspaper stamp.

Wire photographs were originally transmitted over phonelines, then later, by satellite. They were first used in the early 1920s. Associated Press became a leader with this. After pigment touch-ups, etc., the print is put into a drum (like a drum scanner). The image gets converted into audio tones that are transmitted. The tones are received and beamed onto photo-sensitive paper. Wire photographs are copies without originals---they are hybrid, transmitted objects. (Britt Salvesen, Curator and Department Head, Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 30-31, 2022)

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  • Image Dimensions: 6 11/16 x 8 7/8 in. (16.99 x 22.54 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 8 1/8 x 9 15/16 in. (20.64 x 25.24 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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