Members of an antiaircraft gun crew of the Dutch Army pause for lunch during recent maneuvers in Amsterdam, April 1939
Vintage wire photograph with applied pigment on paper
Members of an antiaircraft gun crew of the Dutch Army pause for lunch during recent maneuvers in Amsterdam. Monday night the Netherlands called up reserves for military duty because of “war danger”, April 1939.
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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- Antiaircraft Guns
- Dutch Army
- European Theater
- Training maneuvers
- World War II
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