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French 13th Sharpshooters, whom the Germans call "Swallows of Death", are marching into Ems, Germany to occupy the city, 1918
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper

Creation Place: Europe, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, Fernando Barnuevo and Gloria Ybarra
Accession Number: P2020.6.149

Purchased by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College on August 12, 2020 from Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

On verso: Typewritten label attached in center, "French Forces Occupy Ems, Germany! / The 13th Sharpshooters whom the Germans call / 'Swallows of death' are seen marching into Ems, / Germany to occupy that city. The American, British / and French forces now occupying German territory / are having little or no trouble preserving order. / UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD NEWS PHOTOGRAPHS ELLIOTT SERVICE CO. EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTORS 141-145 West 36th St., NEW YORK B 1810". Handwritten in graphite in top left corner, "UU-059".

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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