The graduating class at West Point passes in review during commencement exercises, Summer 1919
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
Purchased by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College on August 12, 2020 from Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.
In Again, Out Again! The graduating class at West Point passes in review during commencement exercises. These officers were given their commissions last summer, but when the Armistice was signed, they returned to the Academy for additional training. This is the first time in history that the graduating class has been entitled to wear khaki.
Credited in plate with typeset credit and title on label affixed to verso.
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.
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