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Here cadets are getting practice making “rolling hitches” in seamanship class, February 1943
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 3/8 x 8 3/16 in. (16.19 x 20.8 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: P2019.21.347

Commentary
One of the first things any sailor has to learn is how to tie various nautical knots. Here the cadets are getting practice in making “rolling hitches” in the seamanship class, February 1943.

Dimensions
Sheet: 7 x 8 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: 6 3/8 x Photographyin. (16.19 x 20.8 cm)

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