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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

Balaklava looking seawards, the Commandant's house in the foreground Mar 1855

Albumen print | 27.0 x 35.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2500491

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Photograph of Balaklava looking towards the sea, with the Commandant's house in the foreground. The Commandant's house is painted white and has a tiled roof. There are other buildings lining the harbour and the old Genoese Castle can be seen on the hillside to the left. In the harbour to the right there is a large number of ships. The town of Balaklava with its port and purpose built railway yard were of strategic significance throughout the Crimean War.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 27.0 x 35.3 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • General view of Balaklava looking seawards Commdnt House in the foreground

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Houses
          • Cottages
          • Castles
        • Buildings
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)