Geraldine Presler cradles a gas mask—made almost 100 percent by women in the Firestone Rubber and Latex Product Company in Fall River, Massachusetts, August 1941
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
9 1/8 x 5 15/16 in. (23.18 x 15.08 cm)
Miss Geraldine Presler cradles a gas mask—made almost 100 percent by women in the Firestone Rubber and Latex Product Company in Fall River, Massachusetts. Hundreds of thousands of these masks already have been fabricated by skillful New England needle-workers, August 1941.
Sheet: 9 7/8 x 7 15/16
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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- Fall River
- Firestone Rubber and Latex Co.
- Gas masks
- Geraldine Presler
- Women in war
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 9 1/8 in. (23.18 x 15.08 cm)
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