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  • Locomotive, 1929
    Roger M. Parry (French, 1905–1977)
    Gelatin silver print; 8 7/16 x 6 7/16 in. (21.5 x 16.3 cm)
    Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987 (1987.1100.81)

    Parry produced the hallucinatory inversion of tones in this photograph by making a copy negative of his original negative (creating a positive), and then making a negative print from it. The extra step in the normal negative-positive procedure created a ghost train hurtling through a plausible night, its black headlight the absence of warning.

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  • Locomotive, 1929
    Roger M. Parry (French, 1905–1977)
    Gelatin silver print; 8 7/16 x 6 7/16 in. (21.5 x 16.3 cm)
    Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987 (1987.1100.81)

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