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Tearfully patting the rough, uneven ends of her shorn locks, Grande Guilotte has learned that collaboration with Nazis doesn’t pay, July 1944
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
7 1/2 x 5 11/16 in. (19.05 x 14.45 cm)
Tearfully patting the rough, uneven ends of her shorn locks, Grande Guilotte has learned that collaboration with Nazis doesn’t pay. Fitting the punishment to the crime, French patriots gave the disloyal girl a free haircut in the streets of her home town after it was liberated by the Allies. The same job was done on every other female collaborationist in the area, rendering the women unattractive to men—Nazi or otherwise - for a long time to come, July 1944.
Sheet: 8 x 6 1/8
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:
- European Theater
- Grande Guilotte
- Street Scenes
- Women in war
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 5 11/16 in. (19.05 x 14.45 cm)
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