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Elijah Muhammad sounds a warning to his foes in Chicago: "We Will Fight You...If You Fight Us", February 28, 1966
Vintage wire photograph with applied pigment on paper
6 3/4 x 8 5/16 in. (17.15 x 21.11 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: P2021.13.1086

Commentary
"We Will Fight You...If You Fight Us": Well-guarded Elijah Muhammad sounds a warning to his foes, Chicago.

Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975) was a black religious leader, who led the Nation of Islam (NOI) from 1934 until his death in 1975. He was a mentor to Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad Ali, as well as his own son, Warith Deen Mohammed.

Bibliography
Variant illustrated: Associated Press ID #660228052

Marks
On verso: Associated Press stamp, date stamps and newspaper caption affixed.

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: 6 3/4 x 8 5/16 in. (17.15 x 21.11 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 8 1/16 x 8 3/4 in. (20.48 x 22.23 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen


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