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William E. Warner picks “kazara” that grows rampant over Iwo Jima now, May 1955
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
7 11/16 x 9 1/2 in. (19.53 x 24.13 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: P2019.21.491

Commentary
Iwo Jima: William E. Warner picks “kazara” that grows rampant over the island now and is an excellent soil-erosion preventive. It is locally called “kadzu” vine and has small purple morning-glory-like flowers. On D-Day there was not a blade of grass in the deep, shifting volcanic sand from the beach upward to the airstrip on the plateau above, May 1955.

Dimensions
Sheet: 8 1/16 x 9 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: 7 11/16 x 9 1/2 in. (19.53 x 24.13 cm)

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