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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




Salted paper print | 24.4 x 31.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500771

Photograph of the Haydarpaşa cemetery near the Scutari hospital complex in Constantinople. In the grassy area in the foreground there are a number of small stone headstones, most with the inscription clearly visible. Behind is a long, two storey barrack building with two large columns in front. Several military hospitals were established by the British in the Scutari area of the city during the Crimean War. The Haydarpaşa cemetery was built nearby to bury the thousands of men who died in the hospitals during the course of the war.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 24.4 x 31.5 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.2 cm (mount)

  • Cemetery [title on contents list]. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Town planning, landscapes and gardens
        • Cemeteries
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Funerary architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Hospitals
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)
                  • Siege of Sevastopol, 1854-55 (Crimean War)
    • Places
      • Asia
        • Turkey
          • Istanbul [Turkey]
            • Usküdar [Istanbul]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Insects
            • Flies (insects)