Captain Ralph D. Steakley, looking from the window of “Tokyo Rose”, was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross for piloting the first B-29 to ever visit Japan, January 17, 1945
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
5 3/8 x 7 15/16 in. (13.65 x 20.16 cm)
Captain Ralph D. Steakley of Jefferson, Ohio (shown above looking from window of “Tokyo Rose”) was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross for piloting the first B-29 to ever visit Japan. He also received a Bronze Star for saving two planes and a fuel truck from fire during an enemy raid on Saipan on November 27th.
Sheet: 6 9/16 x 8 7/16
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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- U.S. Army Air Force
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 7 15/16 in. (13.65 x 20.16 cm)
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