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An unidentified youth hurls a rock at advancing police in Chicago, during violence following rock a concert at Grant Park, July 1970
Vintage wire photograph on paper

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams.
Accession Number: P2021.13.436

And The Rocks Flew: an unidentified youth hurls a rock at advancing police in Chicago on Monday night, during violence following rock a concert at Grant Park. Grant Park was the scene of battles between police and demonstrators during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Chicago.

Associated Press ID #7007271161

On recto: typewritten title and date stamp.
On verso: 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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