King Leopold of Belgium placing a wreath on the tomb of Belgium’s unknown soldier in Brussels, in an Armistice Day observance before World War II, before 1939 (printed November 11, 1945)
Ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. (16.51 x 21.91 cm)
St. Paul Sunday Pioneer Press, November 11, 1945, p. 2.
Made before World War II, this photo shows King Leopold of Belgium placing a wreath on the tomb of Belgium’s unknown soldier in Brussels, during an Armistice Day observance. Since then, Belgium suffered a second invasion by the Germans. Leopold is virtually an exile from his country because of the part some of his subjects believe he played during the invasion.
Sheet: 7 1/8 x 9
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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- Unknown soldier memorials
- Unknown soldiers
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. (16.51 x 21.91 cm)
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