American troops line up for the march back to camp after amphibious invasion maneuvers in a rehearsal for D-Day, June 1943
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.
Rehearsal For D-Day: On a stretch of bleak coastal terrain somewhere in Britain, thousands of American troops line up for the march back to camp after participating in extensive amphibious invasion maneuvers. Some of the camps were fifteen miles from the scene.
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.
On recto: Label in bottom right corner, "DISPATCH / PHOTO NEWS / SERVICE / INC. / NEW YORK".
On verso: Typewritten label attached in center, "REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY / On a stretch of bleak coastal terrain somewhere in Britain, thousands of American / troops line up for the march back to camp after participating in extensive amphibious / invasion maneuvers. Some of the camps to which the weary warriors had to march / after the invasion rehearsal were fifteen miles from the scene. Produced Exclusively by Dispatch Photo News Service, New York City". Handwritten in graphite in top left corner, "DP-WW2-001".
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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- Great Britain
- Invasion of Normandy
- Training maneuvers
- United States
- World War II
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