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Dog Trot House

6611 scanThe "Dog Trot House" at the north end of the Pleasant Hill Civil War battlefield in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. This is the only structure left from the original village of Pleasant Hill, where a very bloody battle was fought in the American Civil War in April, 1864. A dog trot house is two cottages connected by a breezeway, allowing ample air flow in hot climates. I imagine the dog would often trot through the breezeway to get to the other side! The photo was taken in December of 2014 with a Pentax 6x7 MLU medium format SLR equipped with a 105 mm f/2.4 SMC Pentax 67 lens on Ilford FP4+ film. The negative was enlarged optically with a Beseler 23CIIXL enlarger and a 90 mm f/4.5 Rodenstock Rogonar-S lens on Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Double Weight Fiber Base silver gelatin photo paper. Processing was done archivally using Kodak chemistry, with a final toning with Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner, treated with hypo clearing agent, and washed in an archival washer.

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