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Alive to the dangers surrounding it, neutral Turkey is busy training its eligible youth for military service. Photo shows cadet artillery officers in field training., February 1942
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 1/8 x 8 7/16 in. (15.56 x 21.43 cm)

Creation Place: Asia
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.285

Commentary
Alive to the dangers surrounding it, Turkey remains stubbornly neutral. The country is busy training its eligible youth for military service, in case of emergency brought on by a warring nation invading or by enemy nations meeting on its soil. This photo shows cadet artillery officers in field training, February 1942.

Dimensions
Sheet: 7 x 8 7/8

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: 6 1/8 x 8 7/16 in. (15.56 x 21.43 cm)

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