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Henry Griffin

Senator John McClellan (D-AR), center, holds material he used during a filibuster against Civil Rights legislation, March 7, 1960
Vintage wire photograph on paper
6 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. (17.46 x 23.81 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: P2021.13.1394

Filibuster Ammunition: Senator John McClellan (D-AR), center, holds material he used during his turn on the floor of the Senate, as Southerners resume a filibuster against Civil Rights legislation. With him are Senator Richard Russell (D-GA), left, leaders of southern group, and Senator George Smathers (D-FL), who is to follow McClellan on the floor, Washington DC.

On recto: typewritten title and date. On verso: 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 9 3/8 in. (17.46 x 23.81 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 8 1/8 x 10 in. (20.64 x 25.4 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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