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United States Navy Pacific Fleet Photographer

An Allied prisoner of war, freed by the U.S. Navy in the Tokyo area, waves while approaching the hospital ship USS Benevolence in Tokyo Bay, September 1, 1945
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
7 9/16 x 9 7/16 in. (19.21 x 23.97 cm)

Creation Place: Asia, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.494

Allied Prisoners of War Near USS Benevolence: An Allied prisoner of war, freed by U.S. Navy mercy parties in the Tokyo area August 29 and 30, waves from the small harbor craft approaching the U.S. Navy hospital ship Benevolence in Tokyo Bay. He was one of the many Allied prisoners rescued by Navy parties and brought to the hospital ship, gleaming in the sunlight with its huge red crosses, September 1, 1945.

Sheet: 8 x 9 7/8

Overall: 8 1/8 x 9 7/8

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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