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Peter J. Carroll

(1911 - August 26, 1966, Boston, MA)

A rubble-choked street in Coutances, France, after swift advance of American forces on the western flank of the Allies' Normandy line, August 1, 1944
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 9/16 x 8 1/4 in. (16.67 x 20.96 cm)

Creation Place: Europe
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.22.4

Bibliography
Illustrated: Associated Press ID # 822828611643.

Dimensions
Sheet: 7 1/8 x 9

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: 6 9/16 x 8 1/4 in. (16.67 x 20.96 cm)

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