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Ville Platte children play outside the country store that became the school "Evangeline Academy" during the school integration controversy in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, December 1969
Vintage wire photograph on paper
5 15/16 x 9 9/16 in. (15.08 x 24.29 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: P2021.13.471

Protest Hew Rulings-- Evangeline Forms Private School: desks sit idle in the public schools here, while hundreds of white elementary school students pack their books to a nightclub, grocery store and other makeshift school buildings. High school students attend classes in a converted cattle auction barn. It's part of the protest in Louisiana against federal court school desegregation orders. And in Evangeline Parish-- French-speaking Cajun country-- the protest is quiet but elaborate. Ville Platte children play outside the country store that became the school "Evangeline Academy," during the school integration controversy.

Associated Press ID #6912161152

On verso: manuscript title and newspaper caption with date stamp affixed.

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: 5 15/16 x 9 9/16 in. (15.08 x 24.29 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin
  • Sheet Dimensions: 6 11/16 x 10 7/16 in. (16.99 x 26.51 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin

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