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United States Navy Photographer



Dances at the Pacific Fleet’s recreation centers at Pearl Harbor have been added to boxing bouts and variety shows to entertain enlisted men, January 1942
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 5/8 x 8 9/16 in. (16.83 x 21.75 cm)

Creation Place: North America, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.354

Commentary
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so daylight dances at the Pacific Fleet’s recreation centers at Pearl Harbor have been added to open-air boxing bouts and variety shows to entertain enlisted men on liberty. Here, members of the "Flying Squadron", composed of members of Honolulu’s younger set, “jitterbug” with a couple of Uncle Sam’s Jacks, January 1942.

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 5/8 x 8 9/16 in. (16.83 x 21.75 cm)

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