Public Works Commissioner Irving Huie, right, during inspection of the new air raid siren tested in New York today, April 1942
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print with applied pigment on paper
6 x 7 3/4 in. (15.24 x 19.69 cm)
Public Works Commissioner Irving Huie, right, during inspection of the new air raid siren tested in New York today. Horns of the siren are pointing towards the Lower Manhattan skyline. The test was pronounced a success, April 1942.
Sheet: 6 1/2 x 8 3/8
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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