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Dam of Bassin Napoleon, Cherbourg, before being blasted 1858

Albumen print | 19.2 x 25.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2935020

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Photograph of a view looking down into the dam of the Napoleon Bassin. A small group of men standing in the dam. Tall ladders lean against the walls of the dam. There are ships and boats visible in the background.  
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • annotation: Dam of Bassin Napoleon, Cherbourg, before being blasted. 1858. [beneath work]
  • 19.2 x 25.5 cm (image)

    30.5 x 38.4 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • France
          • Basse-Normandie [France]
            • Cherbourg [France]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships