Thousands of dynamos stolen by the Germans from Belgian and French factories are about to be returned to their original owners, 1918-1919
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.
Recovering Stolen Goods From Germans! Here is a view of a vast haul made by the Germans. Thousands of dynamos stolen from Belgian and French factories are about to be returned to their original owners. The Germans removed all machinery of value from the factories in Belgium and Northern France.
Credited in plate with typeset credit and title on label affixed to verso.
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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