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At a supply depot somewhere in England, three M-25 tank transporters are ready to move their loads to a storage place in preparation for D-Day, 1939-1945
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper

Creation Place: Europe
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, Fernando Barnuevo and Gloria Ybarra
Accession Number: P2020.6.49

Provenance
Purchased by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College on August 12, 2020 from Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

Commentary
Ready To Roll On D-Day: At a supply depot somewhere in England, three M-25 tank transporters are seen ready to move their loads to a storage place. Each tank transporter carries two M-5 light tanks, destined for use in the offensive against Europe.

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.

Marks
On recto: Label in bottom right corner, "DISPATCH / PHOTO NEWS / SERVICE / INC. / NEW YORK".

On verso: Typewritten label attached in center, "READY TO TOLL ON D-DAY / At a supply depot, somewhere in England, three M-25 tank transporters are seen ready / to move their loads to a storage place. Each tank transporter carries two M-5 light tanks, / destined for use in the offensive against Europe. Produced Exclusively by Dispatch Photo News Service, New York City". Handwritten in graphite in top left corner, "DP-WW2-049".

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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