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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)

Creation Place: Europe
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.208

Commentary
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.

Dimensions
Sheet: 8 x 6 1/8

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: 7 1/2 x 5 11/16 in. (19.05 x 14.45 cm)

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