Nov 1, 2021
Nov 1, 2021

Violence broke out at a disputed school site as civil rights pickets threw themselves into the path of a back-hoe digging dirt for a new school. Police hauled the pickets from the hole. Pickets in the background already have some dirt on them as the back

Violence broke out at a disputed school site as civil rights pickets threw themselves into the path of a back-hoe digging dirt for a new school. Police hauled the pickets from the hole. Pickets in the background already have some dirt on them as the back-hoe dropped a partial load to discourage the picketing. Demonstrators say construction will "promote re-segregation" in the predominantly African-American neighborhood. Cleveland, Ohio, April 6, 1964

1964

United Press International wirephoto

Image: 20.6 x 14.3 cm (8 1/8 x 5 5/8 in.)

James Parmelee Fund 2021.177

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News photographs were often transmitted via phone lines.

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This photograph honoring a group of protesters in Cleveland is a “telephoto.” That means that a photographic print was scanned, and the resulting signals were sent via telephone to a receiving unit that translated them back into pulses of light. Those pulses were used to produce a conventional photographic negative or positive print.

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