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James Robertson (1813-88)

Balaklava, with a distant view of Kadikoi 1855-1856

Salted paper print | 16.0 x 28.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500739

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Photograph of Balaklava, with a distant view of Kadikoi. In the foreground is the harbour, with ships grouped very closely together. Tents are spaced across the hillside behind, and the church at Kadikoi can be seen in the middle distance. 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. The Battle of Balaklava was fought in the countryside around the small village of Kadikoi, just north of Balaklava.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 16.0 x 28.4 cm (image) (image)

    31.4 x 37.2 cm (mount)

  • Balaclava with a distant view of Kodi Koi. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • 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]
              • Kadikoi [Sevastopol]
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Atlantic Ocean
            • Black Sea
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Huts
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
            • Sailing ships
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents