U.S. soldiers row themselves across the Mayenne River in France as they advance in pursuit of fleeing Germans in the drive toward Paris, August 6, 1944
Vintage wire photograph with applied pigment on paper
6 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. (17.46 x 24.13 cm)
Sheet: 8 3/16 x 10 3/16
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:
- European Theater
- United States Army
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 6 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. (17.46 x 24.13 cm)
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