United States Navy Photographer
British soldiers Gordon James Clark and Norman Hill relax on the deck of USS Block Island. The U.S. Pacific Fleet liberated them from a Japanese prison camp on Formosa [Taiwan]., September 1945
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
7 9/16 x 9 3/8 in. (19.21 x 23.81 cm)
Gordon James Clark (left), corporal of the Royal Artillery of Ipswich, Suffolk, England, and Norman Hill, gunner, Royal Artillery of Hendesbury, Staffordshire, England were walking skeletons when a mercy unit of the United States Pacific Fleet liberated them from a Japanese prison camp on Formosa [Taiwan]. Here they are relaxing on the deck of the USS Block Island, one of the liberation ships, September 1945.
Sheet: 8 1/16 x 9 7/8
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:
- Corp. Gordon James Clark
- Gordon James Clark
- Norman Hill
- Norman Hill
- Pacific Theater
- Prisoners of War
- Royal Artillery Divisions
- U.S. Pacific Fleet
- United States Navy
- USS Block Island
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 7 9/16 x 9 3/8 in. (19.21 x 23.81 cm)
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