Apr 26, 2019
Apr 26, 2019

A close-up view of the CBS Center where the results of the election at 4 o'clock in the morning continue to register on the walls of the room

La Télévision

A close-up view of the CBS Center where the results of the election at 4 o'clock in the morning continue to register on the walls of the room

1962

Frank Horvat

(Italian, b. 1928)

Gelatin silver print

Paper: 24.8 x 16.5 cm (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.); Image: 24.8 x 16.5 cm (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Gift of George Stephanopoulos 2018.519

Location

Did you know?

Before computers, television stations tallied incoming election returns using adding machines and changed the numbers on the results display by hand.

Description

“1962 and 1963 were the heights of my (somewhat incompatible) careers as a fashion photographer and a photojournalist,” wrote Frank Horvat. Working in a photojournalistic mode, he captured this behind-the-scenes glimpse of CBS Television’s coverage of an election for American Congressional and gubernatorial seats. It is included in his 1962 book I Love Television. George Stephanopoulos, who donated this photograph to the museum, is a television news host, political commentator, and former advisor to Democratic candidates.

See also
Collection: 
PH - Italian
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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