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The public life of Theodore Roosevelt is depicted in this remarkable combination photograph, January 1919
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper

Creation Place: North America, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, Fernando Barnuevo and Gloria Ybarra
Accession Number: P2020.6.350

Provenance
Purchased by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College on August 12, 2020 from Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

Commentary
Theodore Roosevelt: The public life of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt is depicted in this remarkable combination photograph. As Assemblyman, Police Commissioner, Rough Rider, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor, Vice-President, Hunter, Explorer and Gentleman, he is seen in characteristic poses. They speak of the greatness of this remarkable man, who died suddenly January 6.

Marks
Credited in plate with typeset credit and title on label affixed to verso.

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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