UMBO (OTTO UMBEHR)
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, SAN FRANCISCO
ferrotyped, the photographer's estate/copyright stamp, signed and dated by Phyllis Umbehr, his daughter, in ink on the reverse, 1952 (Umbo, pl. 136, variant)
15½ by 11⅝ in. (39.4 by 29.5 cm.)
This large ferrotyped print is in generally good condition. As is typical of the ferrotyping process, a slight unevenness of the generally glossy surface and minor pitting are visible.
Upon close examination, some soiling and liquid deposits are visible in the upper right quadrant and along the lower right edge. In raking light, the following are visible: fingerprints along the right edge; and faint silvering in the upper portion of the image. There are two very small tears along the right edge, each measuring no larger than 1/2-inches. Several handling creases are visible overall, including sharp creases at the upper corners and along the left and upper edges; these creases appear to break the emulsion but are not distracting.
'CPU 11100' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse.
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