A well preserved one room schoolhouse, circa 1880, stands alone on a beautifully manicured lawn along PA Route 322 in Annville, Pennsylvania. These schools were the primary source of education in rural Pennsylvania for grades Kindergarten through eighth grade up until the early 1950s when Pennsylvania instituted a program of school consolidation and built larger, centrally located primary schools in each community. At one time there were over 10,000 one-room school houses in the commonwealth.
Sakai Toyo 5x7" large format metal field camera with 4x5" film back.
Fujinon-W 210mm F5.6 lens in Copal B shutter.
Yellow-Green filter on lens.
Ilford FP4+ B&W film, shot at ISO 125.
Exposure was 1/15 second at F32.
Developed in Rodinal/Adox Adonal 1:50 dilution for 15 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius in Mod54 daylight developing tank.
4x5" negative scanned with Epson V600.