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Robert Capa

(Budapest, Hungary, October 22, 1913 - May 25, 1954, Thai Binh, Vietnam)

Warsaw is being rebuilt with improvements. A tunnel is being built under the city, joining up with the main bridge on the Vistula., 1948
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
9 5/8 x 6 13/16 in. (24.45 x 17.3 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.22.47

Illustrated: ICP accession no. 2010.93.1712.

Poland Today: In the towns, the music of rebuilding machines is played for the country murdered by the Nazis. In the country, the tiny farms that have remained unchanged for centuries are helping to feed Britain. Warsaw is being more than rebuilt. The total destruction allows the city planners to make improvements to relieve the congestion of the city. To ease future traffic problems, a big tunnel is being built under the city, joining up with the main bridge on the Vistula. Now they are going to reconstruct above the tunnel, 1948.

Ferrotyped prints are processed in such a way that they are shiny. The print has a sensitive surface, usually thinner, because it was put through a press while still wet.

Ferrotyped prints have a sensitive surface, usually shiny and thinner, because they are put through a press while still wet. Ferrotyping makes the surface of the photograph smoother. Light does not scatter as much on a smoother surface, so this increases contrast. That makes ferrotyped images better for press photography.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 6 13/16 in. (24.45 x 17.3 cm)

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