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Richthofen Squadron—named after the famous German World War I ace—shown demonstrating its efficiency near Berlin, c. 1938-1945
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (15.56 x 21.59 cm)

Creation Place: Europe
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis, Judith Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.250

Commentary
Richthofen Squadron—named after the famous German World War I ace whose name spelled terror to Allied aviators. The unit is shown demonstrating its efficiency near Berlin. Hitler boasts that his Air Force is the equal of England’s, c. 1938-1945.

Dimensions
Sheet: 6 9/16 x 8 15/16

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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  • Image Dimensions: 6 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (15.56 x 21.59 cm)

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