Located inside the outer courtyard of the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, this bronze statue is called "Sacrifice and Devotion" and is also known as "Heckscher Memorial" and "Grieving Mothers". It was created in 1914 by Bela Lyon Pratt as a commissioned by Stevens Heckscher to honor Henrietta Armitt Heckscher, who died during child birth in 1912. Weathering through the years and the wrath of pigeons have taken their toll on the statue but it is still a very moving piece of memorial art well worth seeing. Two days left in this year long project !
Sakai Toyo 5x7" large format metal field camera with 4x5" film back.
150mm Caltar-S II F 5.6 lens in Copal BT shutter.
Ilford FP4+ B&W film, shot at ISO 125.
Exposure was 1/2 second at F22.
Developed in Ilford DD-X 1+4 dilution for 6 minutes and 50 seconds @ 20 degrees Celsius using a Beseler 8x10 print drum placed on Unicolor Uniroller 352 auto-reversing rotary base.
4x5" negative scanned with Epson V600.