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Southern governors a breakfast conference, trying to forge a proposal to deal with the integration crisis in Little Rock. They meet with President Eisenhower later in the day., October 1, 1957
Vintage wire photograph on paper
7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (19.05 x 24.77 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: P2021.13.1576

Pre-Conference Talk: four Southern governors, scheduled to meet later in the day with President Eisenhower at the White House, pose at a breakfast conference in Washington DC where they meet to try to forge a common proposal on how to deal with the crisis over troop-enforced integration in Little Rock, Arkansas. Left to right are: Frank Clement of Tennessee; Luther Hodges of North Carolina; Leroy Collins of Florida; and Theodore McKeldin of Maryland.

On recto: typewritten title and date. On verso: typewritten title and date 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: 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (19.05 x 24.77 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin
  • Sheet Dimensions: 8 3/16 x 10 in. (20.8 x 25.4 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin

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