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A black student raises his hand in an integrated classroom at Louisville Elementary School, Kentucky, September 11, 1957
Vintage wire photograph on paper
6 1/16 x 8 3/16 in. (15.4 x 20.8 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: P2021.13.465

Associated Press ID #677675468912

On verso: manuscript title, Associated Press stamp, date stamps, typewritten label with artist's credit, title, date and newspaper caption 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)

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  • Overall Dimensions: 6 1/16 x 8 3/16 in. (15.4 x 20.8 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin

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