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Victoria and Albert collected photographs that documented the political and military events that defined a period of global expansion

ATTRIBUTED TO CORPORAL CHURCH, ROYAL ENGINEERS (ACTIVE 1850S)

Artillery Field Forge, Aldershot

c. 1857

Albumen print | 17.9 x 28.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2500839

Photograph of a group of blacksmiths working around an anvil next to a pair of gun carriages. A man leans against the wheel of the carriage smoking a pipe. A horse stands in the background and kindling lies stacked in the foreground.

  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to Corporal Church, Royal Engineers (active 1850s)

    (photographer)

    Subject(s)

    Army-GB
    Army-GB-Artillery Regiments
  • 17.9 x 28.4 cm (image)

    37.4 x 44.5 cm (mount)

  • Artillery field forge. [Boulogne and Aldershot, c. late 1850s].

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Hampshire [England]
              • Aldershot [Hampshire]
                • Aldershot Camp [Aldershot]
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs