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Georgia Governor Herman Talmadge assails the Supreme Court's ruling on segregation during a news conference at the executive mansion in Atlanta, May 17, 1954
Vintage wire photograph on paper
9 x 6 1/2 in. (22.86 x 16.51 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: P2021.13.1402

Assails Supreme Court Decision: Georgia Governor Herman Talmadge, conducting a news conference on the lawn of the executive mansion in Atlanta, assails the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on segregation as "low politics." Governor Talmadge said, "the court has blatantly ignored all law and precedents and usurped from the Congress the authority to make the laws of the land."

On recto: typewritten title and date.

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 x 6 1/2 in. (22.86 x 16.51 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 9 1/8 x 6 11/16 in. (23.18 x 16.99 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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