Farm yard, 1852.
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Photograph by Roger Fenton, printed on salt paper from a waxed paper negative. Fenton (1819-1869) trained as a painter and a lawyer before turning to photography in 1851. He was one of the founders of the Royal Photographic Society, and is best known for his extensive documentation of the Crimean War (1853- 1856).