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Peter J. Carroll and Unknown artist



Diptych. U.S. First Army units rest near a sea wall on Utah Beach in Normandy—dawn, June 6, 1944. A young French couple enjoys the solitude of Utah Beach, May 3, 1969. The sea wall is the same., 1944-1969 (printed 1969)
Ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
4 11/16 x 6 9/16 in. (11.91 x 16.67 cm)

Creation Place: Europe
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.22.1

Bibliography
Illustrated: AP 4406010407 (top image).

Commentary
Diptych. In the top photo, units of the U.S. First Army rest near a sea wall on Utah Beach at dawn on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The wounded wait to be evacuated. In the bottom photo, a young French couple enjoys the solitude of Utah Beach. The sea wall is the same as the one the tired soldiers leaned on, Normandy, May 3, 1969.

Related Objects
The upper photo in P2019.22.1 and P2019.22.3 are images of the same scene.

Dimensions
Top Image: 4 11/16 x 6 9/16

Bottom Image: 4 3/4 x 6 9/16

Sheet: 10 1/8 x 7 15/16

Technique
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.

Materials
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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  • Image Dimensions: 4 11/16 x 6 9/16 in. (119.06 x 166.69 mm)

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