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Cundall & Howlett

Corporal James Sinn 1883 copy after 1856 original

Carbon print | 23.4 x 18.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2500211

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Photograph of Corporal James Sinn standing pointing a rifle to the right. He is wearing military uniform and has several items of kit strapped to his back. This photograph, printed by Jabez Hughes in 1883, is a carbon print pasted over the original photograph.

Corporal James Sinn served with the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot during the Crimean War. Throughout the war Queen Victoria had taken an active interest in the welfare of the troops and on their return from the Crimea she met a number of the veterans at Buckingham Palace, Chatham Military Hospital and Aldershot Garrison. Following these meetings she commissioned a series of photographs of the veterans from the photographers Joseph Cundall and Robert Howlett. 
  • Creator(s)

    Cundall & Howlett (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (printer)

    James Sinn, Corporal (fl.1856)
    Army-GB-Infantry-95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot (1826-1881) (m w 45th of Foot, m w 29th)
  • 23.4 x 18.7 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Corporal James Sinn, 95th Regiment, c. 1856 [in Crimean Portraits 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)