Somewhere in Normandy, two tanks fire their bazookas at a German tank, with camera, recording the moment when the tank goes up in smoke and flame, August 1944
Wire photograph with applied pigment on paper
8 1/8 x 6 9/16 in. (20.64 x 16.67 cm)
Clean up operations somewhere in Normandy: Two tanks fire their bazookas at a German tank, with camera, recording the moment when the tank goes up in smoke and flame. Nazi snipers hide in the wrecked building behind the tank, Normandy, August 1944.
Sheet: 9 x 7 1/8
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)
This object has the following keywords:
- Allied Forces
- Antitank Guns
- European Theater
- Invasion of Normandy
- Street Scenes
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 8 1/8 x 6 9/16 in. (20.64 x 16.67 cm)
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