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Sheila Karen Barden is one of three children to break the public school color line in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is with her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Barden., September 6, 1960
Vintage wire photograph on paper
6 7/8 x 8 13/16 in. (17.46 x 22.38 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: P2021.13.649

Integration At Chapel Hill: Little Sheila Karen Barden with her mother Mrs. Elizabeth Barden, is one of three children to break the public school color line in Chapel Hill, home of the University of North Carolina. Sheila is registering in a first grade classroom.

Associated Press ID #6009060531

On recto: typewritten title and date.
On verso: manuscript title and Associated Press 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 7/8 x 8 13/16 in. (17.46 x 22.38 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin
  • Sheet Dimensions: 7 5/16 x 9 in. (18.57 x 22.86 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin

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