Peter J. Carroll and Unknown artist
Diptych. U.S. First Army units rest near a sea wall on Utah Beach in Normandy—dawn, June 6, 1944. A young French couple enjoys the solitude of Utah Beach, May 3, 1969. The sea wall is the same., 1944-1969 (printed 1969)
Ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
4 11/16 x 6 9/16 in. (11.91 x 16.67 cm)
Illustrated: AP 4406010407 (top image).
Diptych. In the top photo, units of the U.S. First Army rest near a sea wall on Utah Beach at dawn on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The wounded wait to be evacuated. In the bottom photo, a young French couple enjoys the solitude of Utah Beach. The sea wall is the same as the one the tired soldiers leaned on, Normandy, May 3, 1969.
The upper photo in P2019.22.1 and P2019.22.3 are images of the same scene.
Top Image: 4 11/16 x 6 9/16
Bottom Image: 4 3/4 x 6 9/16
Sheet: 10 1/8 x 7 15/16
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.
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.
This object has the following keywords:
- Beach Scenes
- European Theater
- Invasion of Normandy
- U.S. First Army Infantry
- United States Army
- Utah Beach
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 4 11/16 x 6 9/16 in. (11.91 x 16.67 cm)
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