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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)

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: P2019.21.314

Commentary
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.

Dimensions
Sheet: 6 1/2 x 8 3/8

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 x 7 3/4 in. (15.24 x 19.69 cm)

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