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A crown in front of Buckingham Palace cheers the Royal Family on the balcony on VE Day, shortly after the official announcement of German surrender, May 8, 1945
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
8 5/16 x 6 3/4 in. (21.11 x 17.15 cm)

Creation Place: Europe
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.659

Commentary
Cheers for the King and Queen: A section of the large crown assembled in front of Buckingham Palace cheer the Royal Family on the balcony on VE Day, May 8, shortly after the official announcement of German surrender. Left to right: Princess Elizabeth, the Queen, the King and Princess Margaret Rose, 1945.

Dimensions
Sheet: 9 x 7 1/8

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: 8 5/16 x 6 3/4 in. (21.11 x 17.15 cm)

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