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News Agency 1st Generation AKA Original Press Wirephoto
8x10 inches (paper size) with some minor variation
Original press wirephoto.
Do not expect perfect photos. Often old photos have small creases and tears around the edges.
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Photo Grading Standards and Terms Used
News Agency Photos:
Wire Photos or News Agency Photos were extensively used in print media during the first half of the 1900's. Issued by news agencies (such as Acme, NEA, International News, Associated Press, UPI, Fotogram, Keystone,) only to the press, these Gorgeous pieces capture a historical moment, frozen in time, as they were issued on the day the event happened. Unfortunately they were issued in extremely limited quantities solely for print media industry usage (it is estimated that there were approximately 25 - 50 of EACH particular photograph made). Over the years, many were destroyed or lost, and in some cases, there are only 1 or 2 specimens known to exist today of a particular photograph making these Original! , First Generation Vintage Photographic relics Outstanding Investments.
This type of photo was an early form of electronic transmission. Some scratchiness in the image is normal. This photo is not a original photo using the traditional definition since it was not developed but was normally printed on film stock. We consider these 1st Generation Original Photos.
This is a photo manufactured near the time when the image was taken. News Agency and Official photos fall into this category automatically.
Photo that is at least 30 years old.
Implies a recently manufactured photo from the late 1980s to today.
This has been chemically developed on film stock and is not a simulated photo like what you would find in a newspaper.
Can be of any type of manufacture but is not a real-photo. Example, lithograph, etc.
Size given is almost always the paper size of item and not image size. Image size is normally smaller.Metric conversion is 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters for our international customers.
VERO & Copyright Information
Assume all 1st Generation/Original photos have a copyright issue unless they are so old to have passed into the public domain. We do not reproduce these. We obtain almost all our "MR" reproductions from the United States government. These are either guaranteed to be copyright free or in the public domain by the United States government. The balance due to their age have passed into the public domain. If you have a copyright/Vero issue please contact us with your proof of copyright ownership.
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