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Bill Hudson

(United States, August 20, 1932 - June 24, 2010, Jacksonville Beach, FL)

Mayor Reg Albritton of Camden, Alabama talks to black leaders at the city limits as they march on the court house, April 1965
Vintage wire photograph on paper
6 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (16.83 x 24.13 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: P2021.13.306

Reg Albritton, Camden, Alabama mayor with a white hard hat, talks to black leaders at the Camden city limits as they march on the court house. The marchers are held in an effort to enforce a boycott to voter registration, Camden, Alabama.

On recto: typewritten title and date.
On verso: Associated Press stamp and date 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 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (16.83 x 24.13 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 8 1/16 x 10 in. (20.48 x 25.4 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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