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A man struggles against two Chicago policemen trying to restrain him during a Civil Rights march in the Southwest section of town, August 12, 1966
Vintage wire photograph on paper
6 1/2 x 9 in. (16.51 x 22.86 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams.
Accession Number: P2021.13.1150

Restrained During Civil Rights March: An unidentified man struggles against two Chicago policemen trying to restrain him today during a Civil Rights march on the Southwest Side. The march protested alleged housing discrimination in the all-white area of Bogan.

On recto: manuscript title, typewritten title and date.
On verso: manuscript title and date, date stamp and newspaper stamp.

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)

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  • Image Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 9 in. (16.51 x 22.86 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 8 1/16 x 9 15/16 in. (20.48 x 25.24 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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