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Seven-year-old Rodericka West at a Selma March for the birthday celebration of slain Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., c. 1970-1979
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams.
Accession Number: P2021.13.276

Marks
On verso: typewritten title and manuscript title.

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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