Reconnaissance picture of the Nazi airfield and aircraft works at Villacoublay, near Paris, just four hours after a raid by Flying Fortresses, August 1943
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 13/16 x 8 1/2 in. (17.3 x 21.59 cm)
Reconnaissance picture of the Nazi airfield and aircraft works at Villacoublay, near Paris, just four hours after a recent raid by Flying Fortresses. Nine buildings, including hangars, workshops, and assembly plants, are either partially or wholly demolished by fire or explosives. The airfield, marked by 450 bomb craters, has been declared out of service. The remains of ten planes are visible in the ruins. This plant group was turning out at least 25 Focke-Wulf fighters each month. In addition, it is believed to have been used for the assembly of Junkers 52 transports and the repair of Heinkel III bombers, France, August 1943.
Sheet: 7 1/8 x 9
Overall: 7 1/4 x 9
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.
This object has the following keywords:
- Aerial bombardments
- Aerial photography
- Aircraft factories
- Allied Forces
- European Theater
- Focke-Wulf fighters
- Heinkel IIIs
- Junkers JU 52s
- Military Aircraft
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 6 13/16 x 8 1/2 in. (17.3 x 21.59 cm)
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