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Soldiers and Navy Seabees take time to wash their clothes after the invasion of Los Negros Island in the Admiralty Group, March 23, 1944
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper

Creation Place: Oceania
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2020.1.132

Commentary
With Old Glory flying overhead and a background of shattered palm trees, soldiers and Navy Seabees take time to wash their clothes after the invasion of Los Negros Island in the Admiralty Group, March 23, 1944

Bibliography
Illustrated: Associated Press ID #4403230289.

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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