Dark tent designed by Mr. Smartt - British Army
1863, 15 December
Published in John Spiller, F.C.S., Assistant Chemist to the War Department "Photography in Application to Military Purposes" in "The Photographic Journal", Volume 8, Dec. 15, 1863, p.410-413.
Besides these transportable operating-rooms, we have successfully used the square tent designed by Mr. Smartt. On several occasions the Artillery officers have had "field days" both in the grounds of the Royal Military Repository and on Woolwich Common, and with tents pitched have, under photographic canvas, allowed me to assume the command. Many useful sketches have thus been secured, and outdoor experience gained, which has since been, further extended by my pupils, some of whom at distant stations have given proof of the value which attaches to photography as a ready means of recording the geographical and military features of a country, or of reporting details of construction, whether relating to stockades, forts, or suggested improvements in military equipment.