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Wrecked enemy planes litter the beach at Lae, New Guinea, after bombing by American aircraft. American and Australian forces now hold the area., October 1943
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 9/16 x 7 3/8 in. (16.67 x 18.73 cm)

Creation Place: Asia
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.704

Bits of wrecked enemy planes litter the beach at Lae, New Guinea, where they were bombed by American aircraft. Huge bomb craters are visible in the area now held by American and Australian forces. The damage to Japanese installations and war equipment was done by Yank planes and Aussie artillery, October 1943.

Sheet: 7 x 7 7/8

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.

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