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Major Jacques Allard, Commandant of the French Regiment, inspects a mask and costume of sheep wool worn by a Moroccan soldier for the feast of Ait Kebir, December 28, 1943
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print with applied pigment on paper
7 15/16 x 6 5/8 in. (20.16 x 16.83 cm)

Creation Place: Africa, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.24

Marks
On verso: "WW2AFR-029" handwritten in graphite vertically in upper right corner.
A typed paper label adhered at center reads: "BRA 708397 VIP ------- NEW YORK BUREAU / MAJOR JACQUES ALLARD, COMMANDANT / OF THE FRENCH REGIMENT (RIGHT), INSPECTS A / MASK AND COSTUME OF SHEEP WOOL, WORN BY ONE OF / THE MOROCCAN SOLDIERS. THE ORIGIN OF THE / COSTUME, WHICH IS USED FOR THE THEME DANCE OF / THE FEAST, IS LOST IN ANTIQUITY. AIT KEBIR, / HOWEVER, GOES BACK TO THE DAY OF THE PROPHET / MOHAMMED, AND IS IN CELEBRATION OF THE INSTANCE / WHEN GOD SENT AN ANGEL TO STAY THE HAND OF / ABRAHAM, AS HE PREPARED TO CUT THE THROAT OF / HIS SON. / CREDIT LINE (ACME PHOTO BY BERT BRANDT FOR THE / WAR PICTURE POOL) 12-28-43 (ML) / FULL DUH / FOR RELEASE IN PAPERS OF MONDAY, JAN 3, 1944".
Stamped in purple ink up-side-down in bottom right corner: "REF. DEPT. / 1-14-44 / N.E.A."
Handwritten in graphite above paper typed label: "A514".
There is a tiny fragment of a red ink stamp visible at one edge of the paper label, but the label covers it almost completely.

Commentary
Major Jacques Allard, Commandant of the French Regiment, inspects a mask and costume of sheep wool, worn by one of the Moroccan soldiers. The origin of the costume, which is used for the theme dance of the feast, is lost in antiquity. Ait Kebir, however, goes back to the day of the Prophet Mohammed, and is in celebration of the instance when God sent an angel to stay the hand of Abraham as he prepared to cut the throat of his son, Tunisia, December 28, 1943.

Dimensions
Sheet: 8 7/8 x 7

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: 7 15/16 x 6 5/8 in. (20.16 x 16.83 cm)

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