Chicago policeman subdued a black demonstrator. Two thousand white construction workers beat black people who tried to attend a federal hearing on job discrimination yesterday., September 25, 1969
Vintage wire photograph on paper
6 15/16 x 8 5/16 in. (17.62 x 21.11 cm)
Chicago policeman subdued a black demonstrator. Two thousand white construction workers beat black people who tried to attend a federal hearing on job discrimination yesterday---they fought police, marched into the Loop drinking beer and singing "God Bless America," and confronted radical youths demonstrating for the "Chicago Eight." Five people, four of them policemen, were injured, and nine people were arrested. Six of those arrested were black. Police said four shots were fired by a black man. No one was injured by gunfire.
On verso: manuscript title and newspaper captions with date stamps affixed.
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)
This object has the following keywords:
- Civil Rights Movements
- Construction Workers
- Police Brutality
- Racial Discrimination
- Overall Dimensions: 6 15/16 x 8 5/16 in. (17.62 x 21.11 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin
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