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President Roosevelt presenting diplomas to the graduating class of the United States Naval Academy, June 2, 1938
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print with applied pigment on paper
6 9/16 x 8 1/2 in. (16.67 x 21.59 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: P2019.21.334

Commentary
President Roosevelt presenting diplomas to the 436 members of the graduating class of the United States Naval Academy. Standing beside the President as he hands out the diplomas is Assistant Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison, June 2, 1938.

Dimensions
Sheet: 6 15/16 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 9/16 x 8 1/2 in. (16.67 x 21.59 cm)

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