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Private John Herman zips up the new-style jacket worn by Private Franklin Drastal. The new jackets are wind-resistant and water-repellent., March 1941
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
7 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. (18.1 x 13.97 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.321

Commentary
Demonstrating New-Style Army Jacket, Ft. Dix, N.J.: Private John Herman of Haddob Heights, New Jersey wearing a regulation Army blouse, or jacket, zips up the new-style jacket worn by Private Franklin Drastal of Newark, New Jersey. The new jackets will be issued to all soldiers in the continental United States. It is wind-resistant and water-repellent. Both soldiers are from the Detached Quartermaster Corps, March 1941.

Dimensions
Sheet: 8 1/16 x 5 15/16

Overall: 8 1/16 x 7

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 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (18.1 x 13.97 cm)

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