17th Airborne Division, U.S. Ninth Army, supported by British Sixth Guards Armored Brigade tanks, have German prisoners with their hands in the air, Munster, Germany, April 1945
Vintage wire photograph on paper
5 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. (14.29 x 18.42 cm)
Men of the 17th Airborne Division, U.S. Ninth Army are supported by British tanks of the Sixth Guards Armored Brigade. They have a couple of German prisoners on the run with their hands in the air, Munster, Germany, April 1945.
Sheet: 6 x 7 7/8
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:
- British Sixth Guards Tank Brigade
- European Theater
- Prisoners of War
- U.S. 17th Airborne Division
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 5 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. (14.29 x 18.42 cm)
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