At left, an American infantryman receives a jug of wine from a policeman in Troina, Sicily. At right, three American soldiers are wary of snipers in the woods of New Georgia., 1943-1945
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.
From Different War Fronts: Left -- Entering with the first patrol of infantrymen, Private John Bressem of Richmond, California receives a jug of wine from a local policeman in Troina, Sicily. Right -- The woods in New Georgia abound with snipers. That is why these three soldiers are tense on the trigger. They are, left to right: Privates Stanford G. Robertson of North Isleboro, Maine; Herbert L. Moser of Clemmons, North Carolina; and Archier Shapiro of New York City.
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, "FROM DIFFERENT WAR FRONTS / Left - Entering with the first patrol of infantrymen, Private John Bressem of Richmond, California, / receives a thirst-quenching jug of wine from a local policeman in Troina, Sicily. Right - The woods in / New Georgia abound with snipers. That is why these three soldiers are tense on the trigger. They are / left to right, Privates Stanford G. Robertson, North Isleboro, Me.; Herbert L. Moser, Clemmons, N.C.; and / Archie Shapiro of New York City. Produced Exclusively by Dispatch Photo News Service, New York City". Handwritten in graphite in top left corner, "DP-WW2-045".
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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