A look down the gravel and dirt lane that passes through the Joseph Poffenberger Farm within the grounds of the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The wash house is on the right and an additional outbuilding is on the left.
On the morning of September 17, 1862 many of the men of Union Major General Joseph Hooker’s First Corps of McClellan’s Army of the Potomac met their demise near here during a key battle of the American Civil War. Later that same day, the farm was used as a field hospital for soldiers wounded in the battle. Antietam was the scene of the bloodiest one day battle in American history.
From my ongoing "Farmscapes of the Civil War" book project.
Toko 4x5 wooden large format field camera.
150mm F6.8 Rodenstock Geronar lens in Copal BT shutter. Yellow/Green filter on lens.
Ilford FP4+ B&W film, shot at ISO 100.
1/15th 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.
Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass.