Skip to Content ☰ Open Filter >>

Object Results

Showing 26 of 30

Henry Griffin

Governor Frank Clement of Tennessee said in his hotel room that he was still hopeful of a settlement in the Little Rock integration crisis, October 2, 1957
Vintage wire photograph on paper
9 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. (23.81 x 17.15 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: P2021.13.1357

Still Hopeful: Governor Frank Clement of Tennessee, who cancelled plans to return to Nashville earlier today, relaxes in his hotel room for a moment. He said he was still hopeful of a settlement being reached in the Little Rock integration crisis. Clement is a member of the Southern Governors' Committee. It met with President Eisenhower yesterday regarding a possible compromise on the situation at Little Rock. Clement suggested a possible new face-to-face meeting between Eisenhower and Governor Orval Faubus in the event the Southern governors could not find a solution for the impasse, Washington DC.

On recto: typewritten title and date. On verso: manuscript title, date and newspaper 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)

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:

Additional Images Click an image to view a larger version

  • Image Dimensions: 9 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. (23.81 x 17.15 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 10 x 8 1/8 in. (25.4 x 20.64 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

Your current search criteria is: Keyword is "GJM" and [Object]Nationality is ".

The content on this website is subject to change as collection records are researched and refined and may be subject to copyright restrictions.
For further inquiries, contact Associate Director/Registrar Steve Comba at