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Record of historical events

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




Gelatin silver print | 23.8 x 28.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500738

Photograph of Balaklava. On the hillside in the foreground there are two wooden huts and a number of tents, with a group of men gathered by the tent to the right. Behind is the harbour, filled with ships. The buildings of the town can be seen across the water and the ruins of the old Genoese Castle are visible on the hill behind. The town of Balaklava was used as a base by the British during the Crimean War. Supplies arrived by ship into the small harbour and were transported by rail to troops engaged in the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 23.8 x 28.3 cm (image) (image)

    28.0 x 31.8 cm (mount)

  • Balaclava. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • Copy of an original from the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]
      • Black Sea
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Huts
          • Castles
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
            • Sailing ships
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
    • Geography
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs