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James Mack (1827-64)

Russian soldiers of different ethnicities Sep 1856

Albumen print | 17.3 x 15.1 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2945162

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Photograph of a group of Russian soldiers representing different ethnic groups. The caption describes them as being Cossacks, Circassians, Lesghins and Tartars. They are gathered in a group, some sitting and others standing. They are all wearing military uniform and are carrying weapons. This photograph was taken by Corporal J Mack during the coronation celebrations of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia.
  • Creator(s)

    James Mack (1827-64) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Circassians
  • 17.3 x 15.1 cm (image) (image)

  • Presented to Queen Victoria by Lord Panmure (later known as Lord Dalhousie) in November 1856

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)