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United States Coast Guard Photographer



Marines in the first assault waves to storm Iwo Jima crouch behind any available cover as they wait for reinforcements, February 1945
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
5 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. (14.29 x 18.1 cm)

Creation Place: Asia, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.477

Commentary
Marines in the first assault waves to storm Iwo Jima crouch behind any available cover. They wait for reinforcements before pushing on against bitter Japanese resistance. This photo was taken from a combat film of action on the island, February 1945.

Dimensions
Sheet: 6 x 7 7/8

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: 5 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. (14.29 x 18.1 cm)

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