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The famous 15th Infantry Regiment en route to Fort Lewis, Washington. The troops line the rail of the transport Grant as it docked at Tacoma, Washington., March 23, 1938
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 9/16 x 8 5/8 in. (16.67 x 21.91 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.409

Back from the War Years in China. The famous 15th Infantry Regiment, which went to Tientsin, China at the time of the Boxer Rebellion in 1900, returned to United States soil March 23. They are en route to Fort Lewis, Washington, where they will be stationed. The photo shows the troops lining the rail of the transport Grant as it docked at Tacoma, Washington, March 23, 1938.

Sheet: 6 15/16 x 9

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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