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n, pl -tos
(Telecommunications) a facsimile of a photograph transmitted electronically via a telephone system
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(ˈwaɪərˌfoʊ toʊ)

pl. -tos.
a. a device for transmitting photographs by wire.
b. a photograph so transmitted.
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(54) He was signed August 12 by the Phillies as a "17"-year old, his smiling face appearing in papers across the country via AP Wirephoto. (55) Roger made his debut in Philly less than a week later, relieving Jack Kraus in the seventh inning against the Cardinals, who were already down, 5-0.
In 1935, The Associated Press inaugurated Wirephoto, the first successful service for transmitting photographs by wire to member newspapers.
In 1935, Associated Press (AP) launched its Wirephoto service that sent photographs more swiftly and became as revolutionary as the invention of the telegraph a century before.
"I can still feel the pride of having been there and getting the photographs out by wirephoto to the navy."
Wirephoto operator James ''Ike'' Altgens, who doubled as a photographer, alerted Johnson that he was just 30 feet away from Kennedy when the first shot was fired.
MAY 3, 1953 - The Register-Guard hooks up to Associated Press Wirephoto, the electronic system by which news photographs can be flashed to Eugene from any major news center in the United States.
Moreover, Slothrop's appearance later in the novel, staring uncomprehendingly at a "wirephoto of a giant white cock, dangling in the sky straight downward out of a white pubic bush" (Pynchon 1973, 693), associates his born-again sexuality with the mushroom cloud at Hiroshima.
The resulting wirephoto flashed around the world showing a pint-sized Chinese John Wayne.
Photovideotex, desktop publishing, graphic arts, color facsimile, newspaper wirephoto transmission, medical imaging, and many other continuous-tone image applications require a compression standard in order to develop significantly beyond their present state.
In 1934, the Associated Press over AT&T's picture transmission system and called it "Wirephoto".
An ACME Newspictures wirephoto from the author's collection, dated July 6,1932, has this caption: "Miss Popovich is shown above a few hours after the shooting, hiding from photographers." Articles are "Crazed by Love Woman Tries to Kill Self," Chicago Evening American, July 6,1932; "Jurges, Star Cub Shortstop, Wounded by Jilted Woman," Milwaukee Sentinel, July 7,1932,1.
In addition to a photographic print, entrants also submit a digital RGB image, such as a wirephoto.