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U.S. veterans of the European front crowd the decks of the USS General Stewart to catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty, August 24, 1945
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print with applied pigment on paper
7 7/16 x 8 5/8 in. (18.89 x 21.91 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.403

Commentary
Japanese surrender altered the course of this Pacific-bound transport, which had been taking United States veterans from the European front off to new wars. Here, servicemen crowd the decks of the USS General Stewart to catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty.

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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Dimensions
  • Overall Dimensions: 7 7/16 x 8 5/8 in. (18.89 x 21.91 cm)

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