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A gaping hole in the aft fireroom of the USS Newcomb, after the destroyer was attacked by seven kamikaze planes off the coast of Southern Japan, July 1945
Vintage wire photograph on paper
7 3/8 x 8 3/4 in. (18.73 x 22.23 cm)

Creation Place: Asia
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.859

Bibliography
Illustrated: Associated Press ID #450709092.

Commentary
A gaping hole in the aft fireroom of the USS Newcomb, after the destroyer was attacked by seven Japanese suicide planes off the coast of Southern Japan, July 1945. The ship was hit four times by the kamikazes, which made her a blazing inferno and knocked out her steam and electric power. The 2,100-ton veteran of Pacific campaigning made her way to an advance base anchorage under her own power, although she suffered 91 casualties.

Dimensions
Sheet: 8 1/16 x 9 5/16

Materials
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: 7 3/8 x 8 3/4 in. (18.73 x 22.23 cm)

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