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A 61-year-old Chamorro woman on Saipan looks over photos displayed by T/Sgt. Don Brown of Vallejo, California, July 1944
Vintage wire photograph on paper
6 3/8 x 7 9/16 in. (16.19 x 19.21 cm)
A 61-year-old Chamorro woman on Saipan looks over photos displayed by T/Sgt. Don Brown of Vallejo, California. Brown is a member of a Marine band, July 1944.
Sheet: 6 3/4 x 8
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)
This object has the following keywords:
- Chamorro People
- Don Brown
- Elderly Portraits
- Female Portraits
- Pacific Theater
- T/Sgt. Don Brown
- U.S. Marine Corps band
- United States Marine Corps
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 6 3/8 x 7 9/16 in. (16.19 x 19.21 cm)
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