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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Roger Fenton (1819-69)

'Steamboat waiting for the commander-in-chief' 11 - 11 Mar 1854

Albumen print | 13.8 x 21.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2906006

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Photograph of the shoreline at Southsea with the sea to the left of the picture. In the background is a steam boat that awaits the boarding of Sir Charles Napier with its flags aloft. In the foreground stands a bathing machine on wheels in the sea with figures to the right. This photograph is part of a set made by Fenton at the time of the departure of the fleet for the Crimea, under the command of Admiral Sir Charles Napier. The Royal Family, on board the Fairy, watched the sight with interest. Fenton's set of eight pictures of the Fleet at Spithead represent an early attempt to record several stages of a particular occasion. Six of these prints were exhibited by the Photographic Society in 1855.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 13.8 x 21.7 cm (image)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vehicles
          • Bathing machines
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
            • Steamships
          • Boats
            • Steam boats
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Beaches
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • The Solent [England]
              • Spithead [Solent]
            • Hampshire [England]
              • Portsmouth [Hampshire]
                • Southsea [Hampshire]
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)