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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'Festival of the popinjay' 1857

Albumen print | 19.8 x 33.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2081467

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Photograph of a painting depicting a large group of people gathered outside, playing pole archery, sometimes known as popinjay. At the centre, in the middle ground, a man on a horse shoots at the target with a rifle.

  • Creator(s)

    Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67) (photographer)

  • 19.8 x 33.6 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Festivals
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Rifles
        • Vehicles
          • Simple transport
            • Carriages
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents