These Russian soldiers ran into more competition than they expected. Heavy snows fell in Finland and helped slow down their drive., December 1939
Vintage wire photograph on paper
6 7/16 x 10 1/4 in. (16.35 x 26.04 cm)
These Russian soldiers have run into more competition than they had contemplated, for heavy snows fell in Finland and helped slow down their drive into the republic. The Finns are generally believed to be the best winter troops, December 1939.
Sheet: 6 11/16 x 10 1/4
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
- Red Army
- Red Army
- Winter War
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 6 7/16 x 10 1/4 in. (16.35 x 26.04 cm)
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