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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)

The Great Turkish Bombard c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.0 x 7.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2917601

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Photograph of cannon. There is a man in a turban seated on the far right side of the photograph. Cannonballs are piled up behind him.

This cannon appears to be The Great Turkish Bombard, a cannon cast for the siege train of Sultan Mahomet II of Turkey between 1431 and 1481 and which, at the time this photograph was taken, was sited at Chanak fort on the waterway known as the Dardanelles in Turkey. The cannon was acquired by the British from the Turkish Government in 1868.

  • Creator(s)

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900) (photographer)

  • 7.0 x 7.4 cm (image)

  • From an album of photographs taken and arranged by Prince Alfred

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Ammunition
              • Cannon-balls
            • Gun Carriages
              • Cannon Carriages
    • Places
      • Asia
        • Turkey