A statue of Wilhelm I just after being pulled down, with the populace of Metz, France standing on it, November 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.
Destroying German Statues in Minutes! The photograph gives a good idea of what the inhabitants of Metz, now occupied by Allied Armies, think of Wilhelm I. His statue is seen just after being pulled down, with the populace standing on it. Other German statues are receiving similar treatment here, Metz, 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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