Subs tied up to a mother ship in an American submarine base on the Irish coast., 1917-1918
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
Purchased by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College on August 12, 2020 from Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.
American Submarines in Irish Base! The American Navy played a very important part in the big fight with Germany. U.S. submarines were used to convoy transports and to pursue German U-boats. This scene is in an American submarine base on the Irish coast. The subs are tied up to a mother ship, Ireland.
On recto: Clear label attached near bottom right corner, "Copyright by / Committee on Public Information / from Underwood & Underwood, N.Y. / From Elliott Service Co., N.Y."
On verso: Typewritten label attached in center, "American Submarines In Irish Base! / The American Navy played a very important part in / the big fight with Germany. U. S. Submarines were / used to convoy transports and to pursue a relentless / hunt for German U-boats. This scene is in an / American submarine base on the Irish Coast. The / 'subs' are tied up to a 'mother' ship. / UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD NEWS PHOTOGRAPHS ELLIOTT SERVICE CO. EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTORS 141-145 West 36th St., NEW YORK 1760 B". Handwritten in graphite in top left corner, "UU-008".
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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- Coastal Scenes
- Submarine bases
- United States Navy
- United States Navy
- World War I
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