Nuns attend aged and ill French civilians in a quarry hospital after they were evacuated from the Caen, France hospital, July 30, 1944
Vintage wire photograph on paper
7 1/8 x 11 3/16 in. (18.1 x 28.36 cm)
Illustrated: Associated Press ID # 4407301144.
Nuns attend aged and ill French civilians in a quarry hospital on July 30, 1944 after they were evacuated from the Caen, France, hospital. Refugees from Caen, Faubourg-Sur-Orne and surrounding villages sought refuge in the quarries near Fleury-Sur-Orne, France.
Sheet: 7 1/2 x 11 1/8
Overall: 7 1/2 x 11 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:
- Elderly Portraits
- European Theater
- Faubourg Sur Orne
- Fleury Sur Orne
- Invasion of Normandy
- Old Age
- Women in war
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 7 1/8 x 11 3/16 in. (18.1 x 28.36 cm)
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