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British Tommies facing a long stretch of duty in Dublin hastily improvised a dug-out made of furniture from wrecked buildings, c. 1915
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 3/16 x 8 1/8 in. (15.72 x 20.64 cm)

Creation Place: Europe
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, Fernando Barnuevo and Gloria Ybarra
Accession Number: P2020.6.665

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

Dimensions
Sheet: 6 9/16 x 8 7/16

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 3/16 x 8 1/8 in. (157.16 x 206.38 mm)

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