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U.S. Marine Corps amtracs and medium tanks, blasted by Japanese artillery after bogging down in soft volcanic ash on Iwo Jima, February 1945
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
5 9/16 x 7 3/8 in. (14.13 x 18.73 cm)

Creation Place: Asia
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.478

Bibliography
Illustrated: Associated Press ID #450201022.

Commentary
This is a February 1945 photo of U.S. Marine Corps amtracs and medium tanks. They werew blasted by Japanese artillery after getting bogged down in the soft, black volcanic ash of Iwo Jima.

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 9/16 x 7 3/8 in. (14.13 x 18.73 cm)

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