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Disabled heroes receive treatment and training to make them self-supporting. This device is straightening the wrist and arm that was injured at Château-Thierry., 1918
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper

Creation Place: North America, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, Fernando Barnuevo and Gloria Ybarra
Accession Number: P2020.6.413

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

New Occupations for Crippled Soldiers! Disabled heroes who lost limbs or were otherwise disabled in the Great War are all receiving special treatment and training to make them useful and self-supporting. This scene is in one of the clinics. The device is straightening the wrist and arm that was injured at Château-Thierry.

The Battle of Château-Thierry was fought on May 31, 1918. It was one of the first actions of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) under General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing. It was part of the Second Battle of the Marne, initially prompted by a German Spring Offensive. German and local actions at Château-Thierry recommenced on May 31 - July 22, 1918, against the AEF, which consisted of troops from both United States Army and Marine Corps units. These units were the newest troops on the front in France and were just barely out of training.

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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