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At the London home of Prime Minister David Lloyd George, where Marshal Ferdinand Foch and other Allied premiers discuss Allied terms for the Peace Conference, January 1919
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: P2020.6.172

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

Allied Premiers Prepare For Peace Conference: This photograph was made in the courtyard of the home of Prime Minister David Lloyd George in London, where Marshal Ferdinand Foch and some of the Allied premiers met to discuss terms the Allies will propose at the Peace Conference. From left to right: Marshall Foch, Premier Georges Clemenceau of France, Prime Minister Lloyd George of England, Premier Vittorio Emanuele Orlando of Italy and Italian Foreign Secretary Baron Sidney Sunnino.

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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