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Anthony Camerano

(1909 - 1973)

The widow of Civil Rights leaders Whitney M. Young, Jr. and their daughter Lauren (background) at Manhattan's Riverside Church during funeral services, March 16, 1971
Vintage wire photograph on paper
9 15/16 x 7 in. (25.24 x 17.78 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: P2021.13.198

Mourners: the widow of Civil Rights leaders Whitney M. Young, Jr. and their daughter Lauren (background) at Manhattan's Riverside Church Tuesday during funeral services. Young, Executive Director of the National Urban League, died last Thursday in Lagos, Nigeria. Several thousand mourners joined Mrs. Young and her family for funeral services. Burial will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on Wednesday.

Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971) was an American Civil Rights leader. He spent most of his career working to end employment discrimination in the United States and turning the National Urban League from a relatively passive Civil Rights organization into one that aggressively worked for equitable access to socioeconomic opportunity for the historically disenfranchised.

On recto: typewritten title and date.
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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  • Image Dimensions: 9 15/16 x 7 in. (25.24 x 17.78 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin
  • Sheet Dimensions: 10 1/8 x 8 in. (25.72 x 20.32 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin

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