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German guns captured during fighting at Loos were in the Horse Guards parade today. Major General, Francis Lloyd, commanding the London District, inspects the trophies, London., c. 1916
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 x 8 7/16 in. (15.24 x 21.43 cm)

Creation Place: Europe
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, Fernando Barnuevo and Gloria Ybarra
Accession Number: P2020.6.659

Purchased by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College on August 12, 2020 from Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

German Guns on View in London: A number of German guns captured during the recent fighting at Loos were placed in position in the Horse Guards parade today (Wednesday) and attracted great public interest. Major General, Francis Lloyd, commanding the London District, makes an inspection of the trophies, London, England.

The Battle of Loos took place from September 25 – October 8, 1915 in France on the Western Front, during the First World War. It was the biggest British attack of 1915, the first time that the British used poison gas and the first mass engagement of New Army units. The French and British tried to break through the German defenses in Artois and Champagne and restore a war of movement. Despite improved methods, more ammunition and better equipment, the Franco-British attacks were contained by the German armies, except for local losses of ground. British casualties at Loos were about twice as high as German losses.

Sheet: 6 3/16 x 8 7/16

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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