About 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.
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News Agency 1st Generation AKA Original Press Photo
Estimated Between 8x6 to 8x10 inches with some minor variation.
Please do not expect perfect photos. Often old photos have small creases and tears around the edges due to heavy use.This is especially true of News Photos since they were used in a business.
Photo Grading Standards and Terms Used
This is a photo manufactured near the time when the image was created. Most often from the original negative but not always. Except for VELOX and CROWN paper plus a few others, the film company name does not appear on the back of the paper except in the case of more recent photos. News Agency and Official photos fall into this category automatically.
These are items of great age but I am unable to date them with precision. An example would be a WWI photo manufactured in 1920-30s or a WWII photo manufactured in the 1950-70s. These are normally very fine collectables and well worth purchasing.
Has KODAK or film-name on the back of the paper or some other markings that positively identify it as of recent manufacture. Mostly this covers photos produced from the very late 1980s through today.
This has been 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...
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