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Cesar Chavez was highly critical of Walter Kintz, legal counsel for the state Agriculture Labor Relations Board. Chavez held a news conference at the Board's Sacramento headquarters calling for Kintz' resignation., September 16, 1975
Vintage wire photograph on paper
7 5/16 x 6 1/4 in. (18.57 x 15.88 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: P2021.13.107

Commentary
At Odds on Farm Labor Union Vote: Cesar Chavez, head of the United Farm Workers Union, left, was highly critical of Walter Kintz, legal counsel for the state Agriculture Labor Relations Board, and held a news conference at the Board's Sacramento headquarters calling for his resignation. Chavez claimed Kintz has made an "illegal deal" with growers and agreed to impound the votes of 146 ranches where growers want one count. Kintz says he refuses to resign.

Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) was an American labor leader and Civil Rights activist. He co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) with Dolores Huerta in 1962. Originally a Mexican-American farm worker, Chavez became the best known Latino American Civil Rights activist. He was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members. Chavez' public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support. By the late 1970s, his efforts had forced growers to recognize the UFW as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida.

Bibliography
Associated Press ID #7509161167 (left), #7509160185

Marks
On recto: typewritten title and date.
On verso: date stamp.

Materials
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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Dimensions
  • Image Dimensions: 7 5/16 x 6 1/4 in. (18.57 x 15.88 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Image Dimensions: 7 3/8 x 3 3/16 in. (18.73 x 8.1 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 8 1/16 x 10 1/8 in. (20.48 x 25.72 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen


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