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Howard Simmons

(Pittsburgh, PA, June 11, 1943 – )

Dr. King's Workshop overflows for the observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. A woman dabs at tears during service, Chicago., January 16, 1974
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
9 9/16 x 8 3/8 in. (24.29 x 21.27 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams.
Accession Number: P2021.13.427

Marks
On verso: manuscript title, date stamps and newspaper captions affixed.

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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Dimensions
  • Image Dimensions: 9 9/16 x 8 3/8 in. (24.29 x 21.27 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 10 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (25.72 x 21.59 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen


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