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Police Chief Zelma Wyche escorted white students and parents during a march to the courthouse in Tallulah, Louisiana. They are protesting a lottery system to reassign white teachers to black schools., January 1970
Vintage wire photograph on paper
5 3/4 x 9 1/16 in. (14.61 x 23.02 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: P2021.13.477

Police Chief Zelma Wyche escorted about 400 white students and parents yesterday. They marched to the courthouse to protest a lottery system to reassign white teachers to black schools. The lottery system was begun as a result of the United States Supreme Court's recent desegregation order affecting schools in five Southern states, Tallulah, Louisiana.

On verso: manuscript title, date stamp and newspaper caption with date stamp 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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  • Image Dimensions: 5 3/4 x 9 1/16 in. (14.61 x 23.02 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin
  • Sheet Dimensions: 6 1/16 x 9 15/16 in. (15.4 x 25.24 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin

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