Shery Barn, Gettysburg roadside

The Joseph Sherfy Farm on Emmitsburg Road in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, part of the Gettysburg National Military Park.  During the Civil War battle of Gettysburg on July 2nd and 3rd of 1863, the Sherfy family was ordered off their farm while the battle commenced, eventually leaving the house and barn  ransacked and hit by at least seven artillery shells.  Their field was left covered with their possessions, bloody parts and dead bodies and 48 dead horses. The barn had been burned and the charred remains of men who had sought refuge from the fighting outside were piled high inside the burn.  Eventually the Sherfy family rebuilt the barn and repaired the house and replanted the fields.  Today the farm is owned by the National Park Service and the farmhouse is rented out.


 Technical details:
Toko 4x5 wooden large format field camera.  
150mm F6.8 Rodenstock Geronar lens in Copal BT shutter. Orange filter on lens. 
Ilford FP4+ B&W film, shot at ISO 100. 
1/30th second at F32. 
Developed in Pyrocat HD at 1:1:100 dilution for 8 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius in Jobo Multitank 5 with 2509N sheet film reels with drum placed on Unicolor Uniroller 352 auto-reversing rotary base. 
4x5" negative scanned with Epson V600.