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Egyptian troops on tank maneuvers in the desert near the Suez Canal, Egypt, March 1938
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
5 9/16 x 7 5/8 in. (14.13 x 19.37 cm)

Creation Place: Africa
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.42

Since Egypt obtained her independence, the country has moved ahead with her big rearmament plans. Troops are now on maneuvers in the desert near the Suez Canal to try out the new 4 ½ inch guns they recently received from the manufacturers in England. Tanks photographed during the maneuvers in the desert, Egypt, March 1938.

Sheet: 5 15/16 x 8 1/16

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.

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