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Charles P. Gorry

(d. 1976)

Sargent Shriver at a Washington news conference where announced two federal grants to sustain and broaden the war on poverty in Atlanta, September 13, 1965
Vintage wire photograph on paper
6 7/8 x 9 5/16 in. (17.46 x 23.65 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: P2021.13.1393

Makes New Move in War on Poverty: Sargent Shriver, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, gestures today at the start of a Washington news conference. He announced two federal grants totaling $6.3 million to sustain and broaden the war on poverty in Atlanta. Posing with him, from left, are: Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen; Senator Richard Russell, Democrat from Georgia; Senator Herman Talmadge, Democrat from Georgia, and Martin Luther King, Sr.

On recto: typewritten title and date. On verso: Associated Press stamp 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: 6 7/8 x 9 5/16 in. (17.46 x 23.65 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 8 1/16 x 10 in. (20.48 x 25.4 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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