Taken prisoner on the Russian Front, these Nazis don’t look too unhappy about being out of the war, February 1944
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
P2019.21.942 and P2019.21.943 were both assigned the collector number WW2USSR-085. They are two different photographs.
Taken prisoner on the Russian Front, these Nazis don’t look too unhappy about being out of the war. All weary, most of them ill-clad, and some wounded, the Germans huddle together as they wait to be transported to a prisoner-of-war camp, February 1944.
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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