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Victoria and Albert collected works documenting political and military events

James Robertson (1813-88)

Cemetery 1855-1856

Salted paper print | 21.4 x 31.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500770

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Photograph of the Haydarpaşa cemetery near the Scutari hospital complex at Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul). The gravestones, of different shapes and sizes, are spaced out in a grassy area. The corner of one of the barracks can just be seen to the left and there is a tree in the distance.

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)

    Whitwell, John Herring (d.1855?)
    Army-GB-Royal Engineers
    Captain Frederic Charles Belson (d. 1855)
  • 21.4 x 31.0 cm (image) (image)

    31.9 x 37.1 cm (mount)

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

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Town planning, landscapes and gardens
        • Cemeteries
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Funerary architecture
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)